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Mar 3, 2009

Bottle Ban Pricetag: $2MM!

Is banning bottled water really in the best interests, if jobs are lost and more money is spent to do so?  From the Toronto Sun:

Banning bottled water in Toronto’s public schools would force school trustees to spend $2 million on new fountains and to cut five cafeteria jobs, according to a new school board report.

But two Toronto District School Board trustees, who are pushing the bottle bank, insist they’re not washed up yet.

The long-awaited staff report going to the board’s administration, finance and accountability committee tomorrow recommends trustees stick with bottled water — keeping it on cafeteria shelves and in school vending machines.

“They are only looking at the financial bottom line and they’re not looking at the health of our children and the health of our planet,” Trustee Josh Matlow told the Sun yesterday. “That needs to be a part of our deliberation and I don’t believe it will be as harmful to our financial bottom line as they might suggest.

Read the rest here.

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products. Additionally, IBWA requires member bottlers to adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Model Code is an annual plant inspection by an independent, third party organization.

For more information about IBWA, bottled water and a list of member‚ brands, please contact
Chris Hogan, IBWA‚ Vice President of Communications at 703-647-4609 or [email protected].

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