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  • Isis Krause

    I fully support banning plastic, but agree with the author about the health aspect of water over other plastic-encased products (chips, soda, etc). If drinking fountains were built throughout the town and programs for all Concord citizens to have access to reusable water bottles then it seems like a reasonable next step. Perhaps a plastic bottle tax would make more sense in the near-term...

    • Diana Ahrens

      interesting point - a key criticism of bans like these is the loss of tax revenue so i'm not sure why this idea isn't alive and well...and that would allow it to apply to all bottled beverages, not just water.

      • Emily Howard

        Yea, I can see the point that it's interesting that they're going after water and not soda, juice, teas etc. They're viewing water as being more accessible. You can go to a park and find a water fountain, but not necessarily soda. I agree it might be better if the ban encompassed all bottled drinks - as it is now, people might choose to drink more soda or juice on the go.

  • Emily Howard

    I think it's a step in the right direction. The college I went to instituted a ban this year as well - though they are countering it by creating more filling stations on campus. To me, disposable bottles are unnecessary, I have a Sig bottle and reusable cup that I use for water, juice, anything I want to drink and take with me.