A bill up for legislative review would ban public agencies in Maine from purchasing bottled water. The proposal, which is scheduled for a public hearing Monday afternoon, would apply to state government or any political subdivision, governmental agency, or public benefit corporation of the state. Bottled water has a number of critics, including environmentalists who say it creates up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year. The bottled water industry employs hundreds of people across Maine.
State agencies face bottled water ban
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