Council commended for no ban

News Mar 16, 2011 Ancaster News

In the piece by staff writer Kevin Werner, Councillor Jason Farr supports a ban on the sale of bottled water in all city facilities.

Council dealt with this matter in April 2010, choosing not to ban the sale of bottled water in favour of undertaking numerous initiatives identified in a very thorough staff report.

Of note was the following insight from city staff about bottled water: “There is no evidence that a ban on bottled water will achieve the desired outcomes of reducing reliance on bottled water, namely reducing waste and litter, adversely affecting watersheds and encouraging people to choose municipal water. Other bottled beverages exist and we do not know if a ban will influence consumers to switch from singleuse bottled water to municipal drinking water.”

Council is to be commended for its decision to permit the sale of bottled water in its facilities while undertaking initiatives that afford staff and local residents healthy beverage choices as well as meaningful environmental sustainability options.

John B. Challinor II Nestle Waters Canada

Council commended for no ban

News Mar 16, 2011 Ancaster News

In the piece by staff writer Kevin Werner, Councillor Jason Farr supports a ban on the sale of bottled water in all city facilities.

Council dealt with this matter in April 2010, choosing not to ban the sale of bottled water in favour of undertaking numerous initiatives identified in a very thorough staff report.

Of note was the following insight from city staff about bottled water: “There is no evidence that a ban on bottled water will achieve the desired outcomes of reducing reliance on bottled water, namely reducing waste and litter, adversely affecting watersheds and encouraging people to choose municipal water. Other bottled beverages exist and we do not know if a ban will influence consumers to switch from singleuse bottled water to municipal drinking water.”

Council is to be commended for its decision to permit the sale of bottled water in its facilities while undertaking initiatives that afford staff and local residents healthy beverage choices as well as meaningful environmental sustainability options.

John B. Challinor II Nestle Waters Canada

Council commended for no ban

News Mar 16, 2011 Ancaster News

In the piece by staff writer Kevin Werner, Councillor Jason Farr supports a ban on the sale of bottled water in all city facilities.

Council dealt with this matter in April 2010, choosing not to ban the sale of bottled water in favour of undertaking numerous initiatives identified in a very thorough staff report.

Of note was the following insight from city staff about bottled water: “There is no evidence that a ban on bottled water will achieve the desired outcomes of reducing reliance on bottled water, namely reducing waste and litter, adversely affecting watersheds and encouraging people to choose municipal water. Other bottled beverages exist and we do not know if a ban will influence consumers to switch from singleuse bottled water to municipal drinking water.”

Council is to be commended for its decision to permit the sale of bottled water in its facilities while undertaking initiatives that afford staff and local residents healthy beverage choices as well as meaningful environmental sustainability options.

John B. Challinor II Nestle Waters Canada