When the ghastly inhabitants of City Hall are not discussing massive capital spending projects, like the erection of a multi-million dollar Performing Arts Centre, they are trying to save the planet with pesticide bans, potential restrictions on plastic bags and now, a ban on plastic water bottle sales on city property, including parks - no! Storybook Gardens is not exempt - city owned golf courses and even City Hall. Yesterday's tree hugger is tomorrow's earth rapist. I'm old enough to remember the time when bottled water was the "right" thing to consume.
Saying the ubiquitous plastic water bottles litter streets, leach chemicals into landfills and don't send out the right environmental message, a committee meeting tonight is being urged in a staff report embrace the ban.Yes, lead by force. The golfers won't be persuaded easily, and I note that chemical laden golf courses were exempt from the pesticide ban. Will they retain the right to dispense water in plastic containers, while the visitors of Storybook Gardens and Pioneer Village go thirsty?
Monday, May 26, 2008
Posted by Lisa Turner on Monday, May 26, 2008