Saturday, July 11, 2009

Australian Town Set For World's First Bottled Water Ban

Australian Town Set For World's First Bottled Water Ban

Yes! Let's keep that going! Bottled water is one of the biggest scams ever perpetrated on the planet! And then we need to start working on plastic bottles in general that waste fuel, create carbon emissions that contribute to climate change, and cause massive plastic garbage swirls as can be found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

It is time to assess just what we are doing to this planet and realize our potential to change it!


An Australian town was set to ban bottled water on Wednesday over concerns about its environmental impact, in what is believed to be a world first. Bundanoon, a picturesque rural town with a population of just 2,000, was expected to vote heavily in favour of the move with a show of hands at a public meeting later. "At the moment we've got a lot of community support behind it. We're confident the town is going to back it," said activist John Dee.

"We believe Bundanoon is the world's first town that has got its retailers to ban bottled water. We haven't found it anywhere else." Local opinion was incensed when beverage company Norlex Holdings announced plans to tap an underground reservoir in the town, truck the water up to Sydney and then send it back in bottled form.

"The company has been looking to extract water locally, bottle it in Sydney and bring it back here to sell it again," said Dee. "It made people look at the environmental impact of bottled water and the community has been quite vocal about it."

Dee, whose Do Something group was instrumental in a plastic bags ban in Coles Bay, Tasmania, said he hoped the ban would make people think twice about buying bottled water. "It's possible it will extend to other places. The main idea is to get people thinking about their usage of bottled water -- we're spending about half a billion dollars on it here in Australia," he said.

1 comment:

Tales from TV said...

That is such good news. I hope the rest of us wise up and do the same.

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