Bottled Water Free Day - March 15th

Create your own workplace "bottled water free" zone and "back the tap!"

Ottawa (14 March 2012) - The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) joins students, workers, organizations and entire communities across Canada in calling attention to the inequities and environmental destruction associated with bottling and selling water for a profit.

For the vast majority of Canadians, excellent drinking water is as close as the nearest faucet or fountain. Municipal drinking water is safe, reliable and affordable.

But the bottled water industry sees this vital public service as its main competition. Multi-million dollar marketing campaigns seek to undermine public confidence in the tap with leaky claims that bottled water is safer or tastes better.

Public is preferable!

Yet the facts are clear: the bottled water industry is less regulated than public tap water, is more energy-intensive and more harmful to the environment.

Canadians aren’t buying the bottled water sales job. Fewer of us are drinking bottled water, according to Statistics Canada. And a growing number of public bodies like municipalities, campuses and school boards are ending the sale of bottled water.

 More Information:

Back the Tap! website - click here

Powerful video by Halifax high school student - click here

The Story of Bottled Water - click the image above


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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