School board bans bottles, turns to tap

TORONTO – The Waterloo Region board has banned the sale of plastic bottles of water in its schools starting next year, a move that is expected to spur others across the province into action.

The decision covers cafeterias, vending machines, and school and board functions.

“The thing about bottled water is that you can just as easily go to the tap – it’s just as high quality” and in fact is tested more often and more rigorously, said Kitchener trustee Ted Martin, who spearheaded the Waterloo Region District School Board decision.

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Source : The Toronto Star

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