Plastic Fantastic?

Article: The Sun-Herald, 27/09/09

"The environmental impact of extracting, transporting, bottling and disposing of bottled water is very significant... bottled water is a menace and a marketing con".

A town in the southern highlands of NSW has banned bottled water - shops will now only sell refillable bottles. This is an amazing achievement and something we can all follow from.

Extract from the New York Times: "In the last few months, bottled water — generally considered a benign, even beneficial, product — has been increasingly portrayed as an environmental villain by city leaders, activist groups and the media. The argument centers not on water, but oil. It takes 1.5 million barrels a year just to make the plastic water bottles Americans use, according to the Earth Policy Institute in Washington, plus countless barrels to transport it from as far as Fiji and refrigerate it."

Read the full New York Times article and be inspired.

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