Friday, October 29, 2010

Summer Bay follows Bundy’s Lead

Image Courtesy Channel 7

It may be fictional, but in a recent episode of Channel 7’s Home and Away the town’s kids got together to lobby the local council to ban bottled water. The council voted 4 to 1 to go bottled-water-free.

This is just another sign that mainstream media continues to rate this as an issue. Although this is of course a fictional story, there are a number of other towns across the globe who are taking similar steps to curb the sale of bottled water.

Concord, Massachusetts are due to ban bottled water in 2011 and Italy’s heritage coastline has also banned the plastic water bottle in an attempt to protect the World Heritage environment and the amenity of the region (in August over 400,000 were discarded along the coastline).

As with Bundanoon, the success of any of these (real-life) initiatives relies on providing access to fresh, clean, readily available water, through such initiatives as the Culligan Water and Street Furniture Australia bubblers

Congratulations Summer Bay, can’t wait for Ramsay Street to do the same!

Bottled Water Free: The 2010 Garden Ramble and Highland Fling

Bundy on Tap celebrated the annual Bundanoon Garden Ramble with a stall selling BOT re-usable water bottles and providing free filtered water to the 700 visitors.

The event always draws a large number of visitors to the town and being out and about means they need plenty of water, so BOT was on hand to help out.

The BOT crew will also be out in force for the upcoming Highland Fling – one of Australia’s biggest gatherings of mountain bike riders – with Water Stations at the event including one from Culligan Water.

As Huw Kingston (founder of the Fling and the man behind BOT) explains: “The Fling has always been bottled water free – that and Brigadoon are the 2 big Bundy events that are bottled water free.”