US town bans bottled water
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, unflavored drinking water." Coke or other soft drinks are exempt.