Use water refill stations instead of plastic

I think people who are concerned about water should focus on lobbying government to install water bottle refill stations.

Regarding Tom Fletcher’s ‘Protest against Nestlé doesn’t hold water:’

My family took a trip to Arizona in March. All of the sites we stopped at which were operated by the National Parks Service had water bottle refilling stations. According to my Internet research, most other American national parks have recently installed water bottle refill stations as well. My family just drove through Jasper, Banff, Yoho and Glacier national parks and we did not see a single refill station. We had to park outside of campgrounds and walk in to refill our bottles.

I think the people of B.C. who are concerned about Nestlé bottling and selling our water should focus on lobbying all levels of government to install water bottle refill stations. Salmon Arm, for example, could use stations at the Ross Street parking lot and the Visitor Info Centre. If people get used to the idea there will always be a place to fill a bottle, then there is no need to purchase bottled water.

Megan Brooke

 

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