School bans the bottle
Posted: 28.07.10 | Created by: Do Something
Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College in Sydney's north has banned the sale of plastic water bottles and installed the same water stations that helped Bundanoon, NSW, go bottled water free a year ago. Monte worked with Do Something's Go Tap campaign to come up with this integrated solution to the issue of bottled water and its environmental and financial impacts.
To launch the Monte initiative, Do Something partnered with David de Rothschild, expedition leader of the Plastiki. This boat, made from reclaimed plastic bottles, has just completed its epic voyage from San Francisco to Sydney to raise awareness of the environmental damage plastic waste causes. The initiative was launched on Wednesday 28 July 2010 by David, Do Something founder and MD Jon Dee, and Monte environment captain Claudia Saunders.
The response to Monte's leadership on this issue has been exceptional, with many other schools now making enquiries about how they can follow suit.
See some of the extensive media coverage of the ban here.
If you'd like to know more about how your school can follow Monte's lead, please contact us. Alternatively, to find out more about the water stations and reusable bottle refill posts that enabled Monte to ban the bottle, call 1800 027 799.