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The Park Slope Food Co-Op is close to banning the sale of bottled water. "The ban, if approved by a vote of the Co-op’s 12,000 members, would apply to all plastic and glass bottles of water (though distilled and carbonated water would be exempt). Co-op General Manager Joe Holtz predicted the proposal would pass this spring, thanks to the members-only supermarket’s famously environmental ethos. 'Even my 11-year-old daughter is aware of the transportation cost and energy waste that comes with plastic bottles,' said Park Sloper and Co-op member Katia Righetti. 'I think everyone should start becoming aware of the problem.'” [The Brooklyn Paper]