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Newton Sen. Cindy Creem Supports State Bottled Water Ban

Creem has proposed an amendment that would ban bottled water unless it is added to the current bottle bill.

Could the state soon follow in the footsteps of Concord's bottled water ban?

According to a report on WBZ NewsRadio (CBS Boston), Senator Cindy Creem (D-Newton) proposed an amendment that would ban the sale of water bottles statewide if bottled water is not added to the state's bottle bill. The Brookline Selectmen . 

According to Sen. Creem's Twitter feed, her bottled water amendment was defeated yesterday during budget debates in the State Senate:

@cindycreem: While my amendment didn't pass, I feel I made my point that bottled water MUST be included in the bottle deposit law. #maleg #bottlebill

Currently, the bottle bill only allows residents to return containers for malt beverages, carbonated soft drinks and mineral water. 

Unless bottled water is added to the state's bottle bill, Creem's amendment specifies the bottled water ban would start after July 2013, WBZ NewsRadio reported.

For a full report on this story, check out the news on WBZ NewsRadio/CBS Boston.

Last month, the town of Concord made headlines when during Town Meeting. The ban specifically covers single-serving PET (polyethylene terephthalate) water bottles of less than 1 liter (34 ounces).

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