bottled water BAN
TORONTO (CBC) - City councillors in London, Ont., have voted to ban the sale of bottled water on city premises despite protests from the beverage industry.
The 15-3 vote late Monday came after heated debate in the municipality on the role of bottled water at city facilities such as city-owned buildings, arenas and community centres. Municipal officials have maintained that tap water costs about an eighth of a cent per litre while bottled water can range anywhere from 30 cents to $4 a bottle.
Environmentalists have said they are concerned by the amount of energy it takes to transport the bottles, as well as the waste produced by them, particularly when most areas of Canada have safe water supplies.
. .note:one of the reasons for the ban is to reduce the amount of plastic bottles going to landfill sites in Ontario and Michigan,and also to prevent birds and animal species from ingesting them as in the above photo.