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By: Catie Leary on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m.
An Australian town has become the country's — and maybe the world's — first to ban the sale of bottled water

Photo: Klearchos Kapoutsis/Flickr

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Bottle shock

An Australian town has become the country's — and maybe the world's — first to ban the sale of bottled water, a bold backlash aimed at highlighting the wastefulness of packaging and reselling a natural resource that's already available for free. Residents of Bundanoon packed a town hall for the nearly unanimous vote, with only two people objecting: One was afraid the plan would lead people to drink more sugary soft drinks, and the other was the president of the Australasian Bottled Water Institute, which represents the bottled water industry. (Text from The Daily Briefing)