We have noticed that there are some students who are starting to bring PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES to our school! It is our school policy to not bring plastic disposable water bottles as it is not good for our environment. If you would like to bring water to school we request that you use your own metal/reusable water bottles from home or you can purchase one from out school.
We have a new stock of Alexander Muir Logo Water Bottles for sale at our school. They cost $7.00 each. Order forms will be coming home soon or you can come to the office to purchase one.
It takes 400 -1000 years to reduce the plastic water bottles. Also only 1 to 5 bottles are recycled. Plastic water bottles are usually thrown into the wrong bin, which causes a disorder in our routine of waste. It takes 17 million barrels of oil to make plastic water bottles yearly. It takes three times the amount of water to produce the plastic water bottles then it does to fill it.
Even though Canadians believe that bottled water is safer, science has proven it not to be safe, companies like Pepsi and Coca-Cola simply advertise to make it look like bottled water is safe and healthy. Tap water is tested more.
By Bianca A., Ariana B., Ashley B., Donna T., Eleni M., Angelica B., Amala C.
(Grade 5 members of our Eco Team)