Inside The Concord Water Bottle Ban
Has the town of Concord become the ultimate nanny state? There is the cat leash law that nearly passed and the water bottle ban that did. Advocates claim that it's a victory for the environment, but some experts say it’s not as simple as you think: the kinds of bottles banned in Concord provide recyclers a raw material that is as valuable as gold.
Jill Appel, the bottled-water-bylaw campaign manager from Concord
Steve Alexander, Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers