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.
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