Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Toronto bans bottled water sales at city facilities

Polaris Institute News Release


Toronto Bans Bottled Water!

Toronto becomes the largest municipality in the world to ban bottled water

TORONTO, Dec. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Toronto City Council voted yesterday to
ban the sale and provision of bottled water in city facilities and ensure
access to public tap water in all city facilities. Toronto is now the largest
municipality in the world to ban bottled water.

"Toronto's decision to ban the bottle and turn on the tap sends a clear
message that bottled water's 15 minutes are up, the marketing scam is out of
the closet, and it's time to go back to the tap," says Joe Cressy, Campaigns
Coordinator for the Polaris Institute.

Bottled Water Bans in Canada:
  • 17 municipalities from 5 provinces have banned the bottle.
  • 45 municipalities are planning restrictions on bottled water.
  • Canada's Parliament is currently considering a ban on bottled water at the Parliament Buildings
For further information: Joe Cressy, Polaris Institute, (613) 237-1717 x102

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