Friday, July 30, 2010

School bans plastic water bottles"Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College in Sydney's north has banned the sale of plastic water bottles. The canteen will no longer stock plastic water bottles and the school also spent $7,500 installing water bubblers for the students to use instead.

"The initiative will be launched today by sailor activist David de Rothschild who this week completed a voyage across the Pacific Ocean on the Plastiki, a boat made from recycled bottles.

"Year 12 student Claudia Saunders says she hopes the ban will do more than reduce the school's consumption of plastic bottles.

"'It's also about promoting it to Monte girls and getting the awareness out there how unnecessary these bottles are and the damage they can cause to the environment, both in their production and then in their disposal,' she said ..."

See also the Penn and Teller 'Bullshit' program on bottled water

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