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Ban Bottled Water, Cape Environmental Activists Say

February 24, 2020

Environmentalists are trying to ban bottled water in containers less than a gallon in 11 of the 15 towns on Cape Cod this spring.

Supporters claim that the plastic poses long-term hazards to the environment, and they don’t see why people can’t fill up reusable bottles with water from a tap instead of buying bottled water at a grocery store, according to The Cape Cod Times.

Opponents, which include store owners, say the measures would inconvenience and baffle their customers, especially visitors to Cape Cod who was accustomed to being able to walk into a supermarket and buy bottled water in convenient sizes.

The 11 towns where the proposed bottle water ban is expected to appear on the annual Town Meeting warrant this spring are Falmouth, Sandwich, Dennis, Yarmouth, Harwich, Chatham, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, and Provincetown, according to The Cape Cod Times.

Commercial bans will be on spring town meeting warrants in Sandwich, Falmouth, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Dennis, Yarmouth, Wellfleet, Chatham and Provincetown.

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