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Bottled water with a difference

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1. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

At the risk of having this post removed by the respected moderators of this forum, I thought I'd actually post a promo of sorts

A new brand of mineral watter - Belu has sprung up (pun intended) in the UK.

What interests me about this particular brand is their philosophy and product itself. For starters, the bottles are made out of biodegradeable plastic (made from corn), so you can actually add it to your compost and watch as it slowly disappears! One less thing that relies on oil.

But perhaps even more interesting is that they plan to donate their net profits to providing clean water in third world countries (ie, drilling wells and the likes).

Their slogan "Every bottle you drink gives someone clean water for a month" is pretty inspirational. Can't beat that for PR.

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Peter

At the risk of having this post removed by the respected moderators of this forum, I thought I'd actually post a promo of sorts

We could - but being an Overlord, you'd just give yourself permission to post it again and we'd delete it again and the vicious cycle could get ugly . Guess I'll let it stay. No bets on Hien, though!

Interesting concept... the water that is! ;)

3. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Just had a look on the site - interesting, pity they couldn't sort out the water shortages here in the UK.
Love the idea of the bottle, the goverments should be forcing companies into this sort of thing.

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

I guess taxes are the traditional way for governments to hold companies (and individuals) socially responsible. But certainly, it would be nice to see more pressure from governments in terms of the materials used by manufacturers. Getting everyone (ehem Aus and US) to sign the Kyoto protocol would be a nice (albeit inadequate) start.

I didn't realise the UK had a water shortage problem. Are they going down the same lines of restrictions that they are here?

Thanks for leaving the post up Isa ;) I'll give you some brownie points. No, not actual brownies, that would require baking.

5. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

A hose pipe ban has been in action since April, with three water companies applying for drought orders (Thames water who supplies London hasn't as yet, but will do within the next month).
These drought orders give the water companies permission to turn off the mains to your property and replace them with stand pipes (go down the end of the street with a bucket to get water).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4985976.stm

And you thought these sort of things only happened in third world countries or ones in hot climates.

[ Edit: Edited at May 30, 2006 6:51 AM by Jase007 ]

6. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

I think that is an awesome idea! Bravo to whomever came up with it!!
:)

7. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting Peter

At the risk of having this post removed by the respected moderators of this forum, I thought I'd actually post a promo of sorts

We could - but being an Overlord, you'd just give yourself permission to post it again and we'd delete it again and the vicious cycle could get ugly . Guess I'll let it stay. No bets on Hien, though! ...

There is no way I'm going to risk my janitor job by deleting an Overlord's post.

8. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

Feels weird to write this, but I think that is a pretty wicked project!