Wednesday, October 17, 2007

WSSC turning to the tap

The utility that provides almost 2 million Marylanders with water is boycotting its bottled form.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission announced Monday that it will forgo giving away bottled water at community events, citing the impact on the environment. (For anyone unawares, most of the bottles stack up in landfills, contributing to already-overburdened trash stockpiles).

From the release:

"One of WSSC’s core values is environmental stewardship. Every day, an estimated 60 million plastic water bottles are thrown away. Most are not recycled. Millions upon millions are ending up in our landfills," said Jim Neustadt, Director of Communications and Community Relations. "By ending our use of bottled water, hopefully we can inspire others to make a change."

-JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia Editor

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