Banning Bottled Water


One small Australian town has decided to ban the sale of bottled water. Instead residents will be able to fill reusable bottles with filtered water at convenience stores or for a small fee or for free from public drinking fountains. Opponents to the ban (there were 2 out of the 365 people who voted) worry though that removing bottled water from stores will lead people to drink less healthy beverages.

Meanwhile, back in the US, Americans go through 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour and approximately 75% of these bottles wind up in landfills. Plus, Congress is debating whether bottled water is really better for you than tap water and if the bottled water industry should be more tightly regulated. What do you think?

Would you support a ban on bottled water? Chime in below!

Get ideas for how you can cut back on your consumption and throw less away.

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