University of Vermont Is Expected to Ban Single Drink Water Bottles

A new ban on the sales of single-serving plastic water bottles has taken effect in Concord.

An empty water bottle sculpture in Burlington VT. The University of Vermont is preparing to ban bottled water sales, as has the town of Concord.

The ban began Tuesday, Jan. 1,  and follows an April vote by Town Meeting, which made historic Concord one of the first communities in the nation to make the bottles illegal. …

The new law was adopted after a three-year campaign by local activists. They pushed a return to tap water, saying banning the bottles will cut down on plastic waste and reduce the use of the fossil fuels used to make the bottles.