Make a Difference! Water Bottles
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“I Make a Difference - No More Plastic Water Bottles”
Our latest campaign is flowing smoothly at Horton High. We are no longer selling bottled water at school, during the day or at our school-sponsored events, hence the great alternative of our cool reusable water bottles! We know that this will save at least 250 water bottles weekly from having to be recycled, as we collected the empirical evidence for three weeks to determine how many were consumed on average. The Horton Environment club believes that there is strong support among our student body to continue our history as trend-setters, being the first school provincially to be declared a No Idling Zone. We are now the first school in the Annapolis Valley Regional School board to take this action as a way to show our commitment to being better stewards of our environment. We are grateful for the sponsorship support from Jungle Jim’s New Minas, N.S. Educational Facilities Society, Valley Credit Union, Fundy Textile and Design, Horton High School and Horton Students Council - Let's Make a Difference!
THINK ABOUT IT!
- It can cost more than 10,000 times more per gallon to buy bottled water than it does to purchase one gallon of tap water, according to the National Resource Defense Council.
- Food and Water Watch reports that plastic water bottles require up to 47 million gallons of oil to produce each year.
Bottled water contributes to excessive waste, producing up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste each year, according to a study conducted by the World Wildlife Fund.
Although plastic can be recycled, consumers throw away more than 80 percent of plastic bottles, which find their way into the world's oceans, posing a risk to marine life.
Many bottled water brands, such as Dasani, are purified tap water rather than spring water.
Clever marketing by the bottled water industry has also contributed to the public perception that bottled water is cleaner and healthier than tap water. WRONG...but it is a very successful ploy to get people to pay for something that is free...
Read more: Bottled Water Myths | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_5462960_bottled-water-myths.html#ixzz2HhQUwPF7
Read more: Problems With Bottled Water | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_6192042_problems-bottled-water.html#ixzz2HhQKZaUd