While Philadelphia is still struggling with the issue of plastic bags, the Australian town of Bundanoon recently took the bold environmental stance of banning the sale of bottled water(article no longer available). The most interesting tidbit from the article:
The measure will not impose penalties on those who don’t comply when it goes into effect in September. Still, all the business owners voluntarily agreed to follow it, recognizing the financial and environmental drawbacks of bottled water.
Pretty cool, Bundanoon!