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NSW Premier Nathan Rees has announced an immediate ban on all departments and agencies buying bottled water, including supplies for water coolers.
He says it is the first step in a government campaign to significantly reduce the consumption of bottled water in the community.
The announcement comes hours before the village of Bundanoon in NSW's Southern Highlands is expected to declare a voluntary ban on bottled water at a town meeting tonight.
In what is believed to be an Australian first, all businesses in the town have already agreed to stop selling bottled-water products.
"The bottled water industry has managed to convince people that bottled water is somehow pure or better for you than water you drink out of the tap," he said.
EIGHT out of 10 Australians want the federal Government to ban plastic bags and stop electronic waste going into landfill, a survey shows.
Originally posted by dmorgan
reply to post by helen670
You are right.
They would have to completely ban all plastic products if they want this move to be seen as justified, and that they're caring for the environment.
Somehow I don't see that happening.
San Francisco's mayor banned city employees from using city funds to buy bottled water when tap water is available. Ann Arbor, Michigan passed a resolution banning commercially bottled water at city events and Salt Lake City, Utah asked department heads to eliminate bottled water.