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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Bottled water industry frets over town ban ...

ABC News:

Know the facts before banning bottled water: Institute

8 July 2009

The Australasian Bottled Water Institute says it is important Bundanoon residents are well-informed before voting on whether to ban bottled water in the town.

A community meeting is being held tonight to decide whether the New South Wales southern highlands town will become free of bottled water.

The "Bundy on Tap" campaign would see businesses stop selling pre-packaged bottled water in favour of reusable drink bottles.

But Institute director Geoff Parker says residents need to be aware of misinformation about the health and environmental impacts of bottled water.

"I think what is important and certainly any community decision and particularly the one tonight is based on factual evidence and not hype by certain minority - albeit very vocal - parts of the community," he said.


See - ABC News - Know the facts before banning bottled water: Institute.

1 Comments:

Blogger Sean said...

and so they should! the bottled water sector was down 1.1% in 2008 over 2007, and that's 1.1% of $4.5 billion!

There's a great article on the size & context of the bottled water industry over at economixt -

http://www.economixt.com/2009/07/in-context-the-bottled-water-industry

4:13 AM, July 10, 2009

 

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