San Francisco banned the use of city funds to buy bottled water and is asking that local restaurants remove the beverage from their menus. Chicago instituted a 5-cent bottled water tax this year. The U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution last month encouraging the phaseout of city spending on bottled water. The list of new policies targeting bottled water goes on amid concerns about the environmental impact of the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that fill landfills and ...

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