Think outside the bottle

01Mar08

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Think Outside the Bottle is raising awareness in the US of the environmental impact of bottled water by asking Americans to pledge to stop buying water out of a bottle and return to drinking it from a tap (where most of the bottled water companies allegedly get it from anyway). They ask you to take the pledge:

  • Because water is a human right and not a commodity to be bought and sold for profit;
  • Because bottled water corporations are changing the very way people think about water and undermining people’s confidence in public water systems;
  • Because up to 40% of bottled water in the U.S. and Canada is sourced from municipal tap water;
  • Because some bottlers have run over communities’ concerns and the environment when they extract water and build bottling plants to get local spring and ground water;
  • Because bottled water travels many miles from the source, results in the burning of massive amounts of fossil fuels, and contributes to the billions of plastic bottles ending up in our landfills;
  • Because worldwide there is a need for investments in public water systems to ensure equal access to water, a key ingredient for prosperity and health for all people; and
  • Because solutions to ensuring water as a fundamental human right require people acting together and standing up for public water systems.

Thanks to Another Limited Rebellion for the tip. Can someone start a similar campaign in Australia PLEASE?

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