Bottled Water News: London Considers Extending Ban to All City Property

August 11, 2008

After having banned bottled water sales at the City Hall cafeteria,
London city council is now considering extending the ban to all city
property. Before the ban would take effect, the city would ensure that
there is a supply of tap water at all city sites and is developing new
fountains with longer necks to make it easier to fill reusable
bottles. The proposal would phase out bottled water sales in 3 major
city-owned buildings by September 1, on golf courses and city-operated
concessions by Spring 2009, and at vending machines/food services in
arenas and community centres in the next 16 months. This article details the proposal and discusses the tension between the city and Nestle, the major bottled water supplier in Canada.