Friday, October 20, 2017

Reducing Plastic Bottle Use

I've seen more and more of these water fountains popping up round the city lately. They are used to fill up your own water bottle rather than buying a bottle of water. The best ones have a drinking fountain attached too unlike this one. It is a great movement to help reduce the number of plastic bottles being produced and discarded.

19 comments:

Andy said...

Nice... what could they think of next?

Tom said...

...at the Y they have one of those fountains.

Lowell said...

I've not seen these here yet, but they look to me to be a great idea. My only question is where the water comes from.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It really is a good idea. I think we have them around and about too. Next to stop has to be plastic bags.. I read that from next year there won't be plastic bags available in our shops, about time!

William Kendall said...

We have them here as well, particularly on campuses.

Lois said...

Seeing this makes me happy! We have them here too and it's a great idea.

Sharon said...

I haven't seen any of these around town but, this did remind me that when I took that train ride to the Grand Canyon in July, they told us to bring a bottle of water with us because they did not sell bottled water at the canyon. They had filling stations similar to this but you could not buy a fresh bottle. Hopefully, this will catch on. I know people who only drink bottled water.

Cloudia said...

Excellent idea!!!

bill burke said...

Great idea, I haven't seen them though. I bought a 40oz stainless steel water bottle years ago and use it everyday. It keeps the water cold so everywhere I walk, the water bottle has a place in my backpack.

Christine said...

I have noticed these recently & they're sure to help. Beats trying to fill a water bottle from a drinking fountain!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a great idea. Cutting out the plastic bottles is a good thing.

Have a happy weekend!

21 Wits said...

We have them everywhere too lately, but I favor the ones that also have a drinking spigot too!

Revrunner said...

I don't think I've seen one yet, which is strange because we could sure use them here in the DMV.

Adam said...

My library has one just like it

s.c said...

Great idea. Must we do here also.

Kate said...

These could be used quite effectively at airports, but, I suppose, the vendors would not like that and would then lobby against their installation.

Jack said...

I have seen a few, too. It is becoming embarrassing how many bottles of water come into our possession. At least they can be recycled. Refilling is better.

Jenn said...

These are great. My son's new elementary school has one.

d:D´ said...

Ojal√° en esta vetusta Europa hicieran lo mismo
Es una gran idea que, seguramente, a los fabricantes de
botellas no guste nada ni mucho