December 10th, 2008
The Toronto Bottled Water Ban and Environmental Behaviours
Last Wednesday, Toronto City Council voted to ban the sale of bottled water in city-owned facilities. In doing so, Toronto becomes the largest municipality in the world to impose such a ban and joins 17 municipalities across the country that have already banned bottled water. While this approach may seem harsh to some, it definitely has the potential to influence Canadians’ behaviour towards waste.
Statistics Canada has published an article that examines six environmental behaviours and found that almost half of Canadians are “very active” when it comes to using reduced volume toilets, low-flow showerheads, CFL bulbs, recycling, composting and lowering temperatures!
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