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Provocations – San Francisco Mayor bans bottled water for city staff

Posted in Models, Visions by fedwards on June 25th, 2007

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The emergence of the bottled water industry brings with it environmental consequences – an expensive product that produces excess waste and pollution. San Francisco mayor, Mayor Gavin Newsom, recognises these negative consequences and has stated that San Francisco city workers will no longer have bottled water to drink.

As stated in the Planet Ark World Environment News:

Newsom’s executive order bars city departments, agencies and contractors from using city funds to serve water in plastic bottles and in larger dispensers when tap water is available.

“In San Francisco, for the price of one 1 gallon (3.8 litres) of bottled water, local residents can purchase 1,000 gallons (38,000 litres) of tap water,” according to the mayor’s order.”

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