“With this initiative we aim to drive awareness of the serious threat plastic poses to our environment, in particular single-use plastic water bottles,” said Bob Parrotta, Director of Food Services for The Butchart Gardens. “We have chosen today to announce our new direction in an effort to bring attention to World Water Day which is marked on 22nd of March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water and to prepare for how we manage water in the future.”
According to Ottawa’s Polaris Institute, bottled water is 240 – 10,000 times more expensive than tap water and the amount of oil used for the production of bottled water in 2010 was the equivalent to putting 1 million cars on the road.
Forgot your water bottle? The Butchart Gardens will have reusable ‘keepsake’ water bottles for sale for $3.95, the cost of purchasing a single-use serving.