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Consider the arguments below both for and against banning bottled water.\n\nGlobally, about 20,000 plastic bottles are bought every second. Americans consumed 13.7 billion gallons of bottled water in 2017. This was more than any other beverage by volume. Of the bottled water sold in the U.S., 67.3% is in single-serve plastic bottles. 70% of those plastic water bottles are not recycled.\n\nIn 2013, Concord, MA, became the first US city to ban single-serve plastic water bottles, citing environmental and waste concerns. Since then, many cities, colleges, entertainment venues, and national parks have followed suit. \n\nShould bottled water be banned? Read on and form your own opinion based o