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Massachusetts Town Bans Plastic Water Bottles
2013-01-04 06:00:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On January 1st, Concord, Massachusetts enacted a ban on the sale of plastic bottles of water smaller than one liter. This comes after a three-year campaign to reduce waste and encourage tap water usage. A warning will be issued for first offenders. A second offense will garner the seller a $25 fine, and subsequent offenses will be priced at $50, according to a report by BBC News. Concord isn't the first to attempt such a ban, the...

2009-09-27 08:25:00

In the world's first ban on bottled water, the rural Australian town of Bundanoon pulled all bottled water from its shelves on Saturday, replacing them with refillable bottles instead. Hundreds of people marched through the tiny town to mark the occasion, unveiling a series of new public drinking fountains as shopkeepers removed the last remaining bottles of water from their shelves, said campaign spokesman John Dee. The bottled water was replaced with reusable bottles that can be filled from...

2009-07-08 08:55:00

In a first for the world, an Australian town is about to forbid bottled water to be sold in their town due to worries about their environmental affects. Bundanoon, a small town with a population of 2,000, is anticipated to vote in favor of banning the bottles at a public meeting. "At the moment we've got a lot of community support behind it. We're confident the town is going to back it," said activist John Dee to AFP. "We believe Bundanoon is the world's first town that has got its retailers...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'