Bottled Water What a WASTE!

EmFSus is working with local and state government to remove bottled water from our township
Remove bottled water from our township


Well, after two and a half years we have finally ‘launched’ the drink fountain in Emerald, outside the post office on Kilvington Drive as part of the “Bottled Water – what a WASTE!” campaign – yahoo!

Bottled Water – What A Waste!! There are just so many reasons why we should do without bottled water. Its expensive, it wastes water, it contributes to global warming, it is a source of litter. EmFSus is working with local and state government to remove bottled water from our township. To Learn more about the problems of bottled water:
• visit the “Do Something Website”
• View our “Bottled Water – What A Waste!” fact sheet.
• View the movie “The Story of Bottled Water” (Opens In A New Window)
• Download Powerpoint presentation “Water Disaster” – Click Here

Walkabout Waterbottle by Mal Webb
Walkabout waterbottle’s come a long way to be here today It’s just plain water with a vague hint of soil, but it’s worth its weight in oil. Every day what a lot of bottled water’s shipped around the planet tipped to be fashionably sipped It’s a plastic, packaged promotional trap for something we should get from a tap Importing water oughta be thought of as resources out of sync, don’t need a handful of land fill with every drink. Yeah, recycling’s good, re-use is better yet, but not to make it at all’s the best bet. Full colour labels rave how they can save us, outrageous claims do us no favours. Saying “chemical free” is kind of pox, I’d guarantee it’s chockers with dihydrogen monoxide. It’s not naturally any purer to be from somewhere fancy free like France or Fiji. Get globally vocal, but go really local, oppose those disposed to impose disposable. Bottled water’s but a salient example relating to a world of pointless packaging and frivolous freighting. And while demand meets supply, they’ll suck us dry, so keep your cash, purge your urge to buy Just give it to me straight, not refined or overly pure, cut all the waste and the hype and the overture. Though in the bedroom, instead, dub thee a knighthood, a little wrapping there could do the earth a world of good. ©Mal Webb 2009.

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Campaign Details

Group Leading this Campaign: Emerald for Sustainability

Campaign Target Type: ,

Who this Campaign is Targeting: local and state government

Main Issue of the Campaign:

Campaign Ran From: 2010 to 2017

Campaign Outcome:

Outcome Evidence: No evidence that bottled water has been banned in Emerald, Queensland

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Bottled Water What a WASTE!