Bottled Water Ban in Vancouver?

July 25, 2008

Vancouver councillor Tim Stevenson has put forward a motion to ban
bottled water in city facilities. In the
motion, Stevenson cites compelling reasons why bottled water should not be
available in city facilities, including the fact that 80% of waste from plastic
bottles ends up in landfills and that bottled water is not required to meet the
same health standards as tap water. Stevenson suggests that money saved from
not providing bottled water could be used to buy reusable bottles for city
staff. Read an article about the initiative.