BAN THE SALE OF BOTTLED WATER
Bottled water companies are selling us our own water that we can get from the tap at a huge profit.
To manufacture one litre of bottled water, 3 to 5 litres of water is required.
As for the recycling of these bottles, an unimaginable amount end up in our landfills.
There was an article in the Toronto Sun that said “as many as 65 million empty plastic water bottles per year end up as garbage in a landfill waste site.”
In order to convince people to spend 200-3000 times what they spend on tap water, these companies say that their water is safer, but this isn’t true. Bottled water is regulated as a food product under the Canadian Food Inspection Agency which means that their plants are inspected on average only once every 3 years. Municipal tap water is tested continuously – both during and after treatment.
They say that they are providing a healthier alternative but what they are actually doing is selling us convenience. We can easily bring continuously tested, cheaper tap water from home like people used to do before bottled water ever existed.
We have to open our eyes and see that our earth can no longer support convenience.
We were all fine before bottled water came along and we will all be fine without it.
RECOGNIZE WATER AS A HUMAN RIGHT
This means that no one should go without water. Everyone should have access to clean fresh water and no one should have to go thirsty because they don’t have any clean fresh water to drink.
PROMOTE PUBLICLY OWNED & OPERATED WATER & WASTE WATER SERVICES
When water and sanitation services are privatized, the company usually cuts the workforce, charges the customer more, and cuts corners in keeping our water safe and clean. So what comes out of it? The company gets a bigger profit, the environment gets ignored and the service is poorer.