Thursday, 9 July 2009

Plucky little Bundanoon and the Rees Government to ban bottled water from the premises

At last New South Wales is getting serious about the amount of one-off use, energy intensive, disposable containers for bottled water which are ending up in landfill or too frequently litttering our waterways and streets.

Much of this commerically packaged water is drawn from springs and aquifers already under pressure due to the gradual drying of the southern half of the Australian continent over the last decade.

According to a Radio Australia report it takes
two litres of water to manufacture one litre of bottled water.

The small town of
Bundanoon in the NSW Southern Highlands and now the NSW State Government are set to ban bottled water, the former from all town shops, cafes etc. and the later from government departments and offices.

Well done, Bundanoon - you are a real trail blazer.

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