By Bob Lebeaux, President, The Plastics Group of America
May 1, 2012
Concord, MA has passed a ban on single use PET bottles that are 1 liter in size or smaller. The ban will go into effect 1/1/13. This is the nation’s first ban on PET bottles. The ban still needs to be reviewed by the state attorney general’s office, but assuming they up hold the law, will this lead to similar laws in other cities?
About 7 or 8 years ago, the first bans on single use grocery bags occurred and opened the flood gates for other urban areas to follow suit, leading to long and expensive legal and PR battles for the bag industry. Will this lead to a similar battle for the PET bottle industry?