Bundanoon, a town with about 2,000 residents in New South Wales, is in the spotlight today, as it can claim to be the first town in Australia -- perhaps in the world -- to ban bottled water. The town, which is about 2 hours from Sydney, had a community vote with about 400 people participating. Only two voted against the ban. It will now be illegal for shops to sell bottled water. The town will install water fountains on main street "so people can fill their bottles for free," according to this story from London's Telegraph newspaper. "Visitors to the town will also be discouraged, but not banned, from drinking bottled water," according to the report. So what'll it be, Bundanoonans? Water fountains, a Coke, or a Foster's?
Bundanoon, Australia, bans bottled water
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