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Getting off the bottle is hitting home. But for many, going back to
chlorinated water straight out of the tap is not an appealing option.
The alternative is simple and very affordable – filter your own
drinking water with a water filter suited to your local water
There are many compelling reasons to STOP drinking water
bottled in plastic. That it is more expensive than gasoline and
potentially hazardous to your health are just two of the many
factors that are turning the tide against pre-packaged water.
After a decade of unquestioned bottled water consumption,
public awareness is shifting away from market-driven dependence
on this commodity that sent an estimated three million plastic
water bottles into Metro Vancouver’s garbage just last year.
Tap water (in Metro Vancouver) costs you only $0.0008 per litre.
Compare that to a single-serving of bottled water at $1.75 a litre!
That’s a 21,875% markup for what is often just tap water
bottled in plastic that recent studies link to heart disease,
diabetes, liver problems and cancer.
Note: It takes 3 litres of water to produce 1 litre of bottled water!
In the interests of sustainability, Metro Vancouver is committed
to reducing our bottled water use by twenty percent by 2010.
To abate the devastating environmental impact of bottled water,
Metro Vancouver has recently launched a campaign to encourage
us to drink tap water and use refillable bottles instead of buying
single-use plastic water bottles.
The Tap Water Pledge is at the heart of the campaign.
You can take the pledge here.
Pioneering Alternatives for Metro Vancouver’s Unique Water Conditions
VANCOUVER, BC – Nov 3, 2008 The pressure is on to switch from drinking water bottled in plastic just as winter rains dump more turbidity, and ensuing chlorine, into Vancouver’s tap water. Coinciding with Metro Vancouver’s back-to-the-tap campaign, on November 6 Vancouver-based watermatters® celebrates the opening of its new Laurel Street store aimed at helping local residents cut through a confusing flood of new water-related products with facts and choices that match Metro Vancouver’s unique water conditions.
First to introduce BPA-free stainless steel water bottles to Vancouver in 2006, watermatters® advocates 7 compelling reasons to stop drinking water bottled in plastic.
Insisting that water treatment should be tailored to local water conditions, watermatters® new store features a filtered-water-sampling station where systems for homes and apartments can be taste-tested before you buy. The store is attempting to set an example that the market-driven practice of buying water is passé: passers-by are encouraged to come in and fill up their re-usable water bottle for free.
watermatters® will celebrate the store opening on Thursday, November 6, 2008.
11am-8pm. The public and the press are welcome for refreshments, door prizes and
little-known information about local drinking water.
For additional information contact Mary Johnston or visit www.yourwatermatters.com
watermatters® is a Vancouver-based company that provides residential water filters, shower filters, non-toxic water bottles and other water-quality products for Metro Vancouver’s unique water conditions.
Mary Johnston, CEO