The Straits Times
Published on Jan 03, 2013

US town in Massachusetts bans bottled water


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.