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US town in Massachusetts bans bottled water

Published on Jan 3, 2013 6:13 AM
Bottled water is seen in the Blevins family's garage Dec 5, 2012 in Berryville, Virginia. Jay Blevins and his wife Holly Blevins have been preparing with a group of others for a possible doomsday scenario where the group will have to be self sufficient due to catastrophe or civil unrest. -- PHOTO : AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Water, water everywhere - just not in plastic bottles, says a town in the US state of Massachusetts.

A law passed by the town of Concord went into effect with the New Year, making single-serving bottles of water illegal.

The ban is intended to encourage use of tap water and curb the worldwide problem of plastic pollution.

It only applies to "non-sparkling, unflavoured drinking water." Coke or other soft drinks are exempt.

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