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1 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single- Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Town Meeting Presentation April 2012

2 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Article 32: Ms. Hill moves: that the Town vote to take affirmative action under Article 32 as printed in the Warrant. Vote Yes on Article 32 2

3 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article 32 3 Why bottled water doesn’t belong in ConcordWhy bottled water doesn’t belong in Concord What’s the Article about? Considerations?What’s the Article about? Considerations? What are the benefits to our community?What are the benefits to our community?

4 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article 32 4 Why bottled water doesn’t belong in Concord It’s untested…

5 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article 32 5 Why bottled water doesn’t belong in Concord It raises health concerns… “A growing literature links many of the phthalates with a variety of adverse outcomes, including increased adiposity and insulin resistance, decreased anogenital distance in male infants, decreased levels of sex hormones, and other consequences for the human reproductive system, both for females and males.” ”Infants and children may be especially vulnerable to the toxic effects of phthalates.” Source: Environmental Health Perspectives National Institutes of Health

6 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article 32 6 Why bottled water doesn’t belong in Concord It’s wasteful and polluting…

7 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article 32 7 Why bottled water doesn’t belong in Concord It’s disrespectful…

8 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article 32 8 Why bottled water doesn’t belong in Concord It’s unjust…

9 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article 32 9 Why bottled water doesn’t belong in Concord

10 Article 38: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw 6 states, including CT, NY and VT 6 states, including CT, NY and VT More than 140 cities and towns, including Boston, Cambridge, Providence, Somerville More than 140 cities and towns, including Boston, Cambridge, Providence, Somerville 90!!! colleges and universities, including Brown, Brandeis, Dartmouth, Harvard, Holy Cross, Macalester, Middlebury, NYU, Oberlin, Stonehill, Muhlenberg, UMass, UVM, WashU 90!!! colleges and universities, including Brown, Brandeis, Dartmouth, Harvard, Holy Cross, Macalester, Middlebury, NYU, Oberlin, Stonehill, Muhlenberg, UMass, UVM, WashU Vote Yes on Article The Movement Continues…

11 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article The Movement Continues…

12 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Single-serve PET bottles (1 liter or less) of plain drinking water ONLY Single-serve PET bottles (1 liter or less) of plain drinking water ONLY Simple inspection at no extra cost Simple inspection at no extra cost Exemption during state of emergency Exemption during state of emergency Empowers our elected leaders Empowers our elected leaders Vote Yes on Article Leading the way with Article 32

13 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article Considerations: Reducing, not just Recycling just Recycling Poof!

14 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article Considerations: Emergencies Tap water “boil order” most likelyTap water “boil order” most likely Town’s Emergency Management Response team will distribute waterTown’s Emergency Management Response team will distribute water Bylaw can be suspended if neededBylaw can be suspended if needed Instead of storing bottled water, suggest storing Concord tap water in gallon jugsInstead of storing bottled water, suggest storing Concord tap water in gallon jugs

15 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article Considerations: Litigation Opportunity to set a legal precedentOpportunity to set a legal precedent Key step is Attorney General reviewKey step is Attorney General review Industry will continue to resistIndustry will continue to resist Pro bono legal resources are availablePro bono legal resources are available Bylaw can be suspended if neededBylaw can be suspended if needed

16 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Tap water available here Considerations: Access Vote Yes on Article 32 16

17 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article Considerations: Retail Impact Impact should be minimal. Other products can be sold. We will continue to shop locally.

18 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article Considerations: Retail Impact

19 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article Considerations: Retail Impact

20 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article What are the benefits to our community? Savings…

21 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article What are the benefits to our community? A prettier, more enjoyable town…

22 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article What are the benefits to our community? Good health…

23 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article What are the benefits to our community? Good health…

24 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article What are the benefits to our community? Pride…

25 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article What are the benefits to our community? Conservation…

26 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article What are the benefits to our community? Conservation…

27 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article What are the benefits to our community? Conservation…

28 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article What are the benefits to our community? A Better Future…

29 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Vote Yes on Article Vote Yes on Article 32

30 Article 32: Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw Article 32: Ms. Hill moves: that the Town vote to take affirmative action under Article 32 as printed in the Warrant. Vote Yes on Article 32 30


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