Augusta, Maine

State agencies face bottled water ban


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.

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