State Agencies to Phase Out Use of Bottled Water
Patterson signed an executive order Tuesday instructing state agencies to gradually stop buying and using bottled water at government workplaces.
Orders will gradually terminate the purchase of single orders using national currency-
Water bottles and larger coolers are provided
Size of water bottle.
Alternative water sources such as regular water fountains and water dispensers must be provided by each executive.
On June 2007, the mayor of St. Francis Gavin Newsom banned spending city money on singles.
Bottled water is available.
According to Corporate Accountability International, other jurisdictions have followed suit, as has the advocacy organization challenging corporate abuse of power and thinking outside the bottle campaign.
On June 2008, the New York City Council stopped buying bottled water.
Taxpayers have spent billions to make sure we have clean drinking water.
Patterson said in a statement.
If we are going to make such a significant investment, we should benefit from it and take advantage of the water.
Our efforts will serve as an example for local governments, businesses and residents to follow.
The order also requires the general affairs office to monitor the compliance of the agency and identify ways to provide tap water free of charge in food
Service facilities on national facilities instead of purchasing bottled water.
A press release from the governor\'s office declared that bottled water is a waste and requires a lot of energy to fill and transport.
More than 0. 45 billion gallons of oil are used to transport water from the bottling plant to the store.
In the United States, plastic water bottles are manufactured using 17 million barrels of oil and produce more than 2 barrels.
5 million tons of carbon dioxide pollution.
80% of these bottles are equal to 4 billion and are eventually thrown into a garbage incinerator or landfill.
New York has plenty of tap water for consumption.
Although many bottled water products are usually just filtered tap water, three of the four regularly drink bottled water.
In addition, for each gallon of water entering the plastic bottle, use two gallons of water to make the plastic bottle and filter the water.
The governor\'s office provided a statement in support of the order of state Senator Antoine M.
Robert K. Thompson, member of state Buffalo
Sweni of Suffolk County, who are the chairs of the environmental protection committees of their respective chambers;
Peter Lehner, executive director of the Natural Resources Conservation Commission;
Barbara Warren, executive director, Civil Environment Alliance;
Urvashi Rangan, director of Consumer Union technology policy.
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Phase out bottled water? . WOW!
That\'s what I call budget management.
Instead of throwing out bottled water, throw away the New York legislature.
This will save billions of dollars than tax cancellation.
Pay for bottled water! !
Also, let\'s get rid of thousands of excesses
Paid management and administrative litigation now working in MTA and all other state agencies.
If these \"suits\" are essential, then at least cut their wages and benefits and save entry costs for some MTA and other state agencies --
Level of work and money.
This will avoid various service cuts and increased fares/taxes.
How about Roger and the other union leaders (Dennis Rivera)
Persuade their union members to cut wages and benefits for the time being.
This will save more than a billion dollars for MTA and other state agency staff, especially for entry
Bottom-level workers who can keep their jobs and support their families;
Although wages and benefits are low.
But at least they have work to do! ! Bottled water?
Rich now! ! !
Dave wants to know why Elliot Spitzer\'s public opinion rating is still higher than him! Great! !
I would like to know how much New York and New York state have spent in bottled water, snapple, and more over the last 5 years or so. AWESOME!
It is a pleasure to see the government focus their attention and scarce resources on key issues of our time.
When I was working in a state agency a few years ago, Illinois did that.
The water dispenser in our building provided delicious smelly water, which was very bad, and more than one person vomited after drinking it.
I have repeatedly asked for cooler water, but I was told that it was not possible due to the constraints of the state budget. (
No money to fix pipes either)
I would like to know how many New York state employees will no longer have easy access to clean water. Oh, so trendy!
Hopefully the tap water won\'t smell bad like garbage coming out of the tap in the city center.
OK, so who will clean the \"tap water\" left over from the meeting \"?
Oh, they can use disposable plastic cups at the meeting!
Kyle, you\'re right.
I \'ve been refilling 3 plastic water bottles I got from my daughterin-
The law a year ago, it worked fine-free, good-
Taste, water in the fridge, don\'t throw away hundreds of empty plastic bottles. And I’m no fad-
Induced Green Monster-makes a lot of sense to me.
We have good water in New York-but not sure how good it is in Albany.
Sorry, you guys are not good at water, but it makes a lot of sense.
Just make sure there are enough water dispensers or taps around, people will come with reusable bottles to work.
Hey Andy-think Blago might have something to do with this? ?
Now, reduce free gasoline for urban and state employees. Oh, yes.
We know that.
I would also give up bottled water if I still live in New York.
The water in New York tastes good.
I have had to buy bottled water more frequently since moving to WVa.
The water here is disgusting.
I hope to do something about it.
Guys, the way to scrape an ice cube off the top of that berg.
Don\'t get me wrong, I\'m excited about it, but when can we wake up, no.
There are already plastic bags of vegetables?
Without at least 2 out of 3 plastic in this country, we will be fine.
How many seabirds need to suffocate before we take major action?
Please let us know, Patterson doesn\'t seem to want to say how much the country is wasting on bottled water every year.
I want to bet there are thousands of dollars or more each year. Bottled water is strongly recommended in the comments above (
Small or large bottles)
It may force the agency to pay attention to the tap water that should be sufficient.
If not, the system must be fixed.
Buying bottled water is not a solution anywhere.
I had to use my own running water in the California mountains, which from time to time turned yellow and didn\'t taste very good.
Solution: I have bought bottled water for a few weeks and flush the pipes with as much yellow water as possible.
Usually, after 2-3 weeks, my water becomes \"real California landscape\" again \"(
Ready to bottle for sale at a reasonable price).
Why don\'t the complainers above do the same?
The easiest way to clean the pipe is to deliver enough water through the pipe.
If the municipal system cannot provide decent water to citizens, municipal/state employees should suffer with them.
Of course they are closer to power. to-
Than Joe, an ordinary citizen.
Bottled water and dietary supplements are the two biggest scams in the United States.
First, the government should not spend money on bottled water for office staff.
Who\'s the good idea? ?
Stop adding fluorine to tap water (
I\'m one of the many people who volunteered outside the bottling plant to have Governor Patterson cancel the state\'s bottled water contract.
We strive to do news activities and get signatures from the people of the city.
I thought we couldn\'t win.
In fact, I am really in awe that individuals can make a difference.
Next stop, the federal government. VERY good news.
Water is a public resource that needs to be protected and improved, rather than privatized, sold to small bottles of waste, high prices, to those who can afford it if the public system is allowed to deteriorate
New York should go further by imposing a special tax of 10 cents per bottle on all bottled water, which will be used to ensure the safety and good taste of the public water supply.
Bottled water is a single service with no pricebrainer.
However, a lot of water
Before the water dispenser is cut off, a quality test of the water dispenser is required, otherwise the state will lose more productivity in illness and litigation than saving water.
Just because the municipal water supply system provides good water does not mean that the pipes inside the poorly maintained government buildings are enough.
Next step: turn off unused lights in government buildings.
Surprisingly, due to simple laziness and facility management inertia, how many lights are left inside and outside building 24/7.
The brave and wise decision made by Governor Patterson.
This action may stimulate improvements in public water supply, where the water is rich in minerals and tastes bad.
Like many of us, start carrying a large cup or bottle with us.
In addition, we also need to raise awareness of water quality and prevent the frack gas drilling of Burton in all parts of New York state.
Some people try to divide the country into places where they have a second or third home and have drilling in other places.
Tell lawmakers Brennan to support a bill banning frack drilling in all parts of New York state. Wow!
Another important governor\'s decree of our terrible leader.
Two or three now?
I can\'t wait to know what will happen next.
He\'s too relevant.
I have worked in the state government for many years and never got a bottled water.
Eliminate water cooler using 5-5
The gallon reusable container will allow me and others to buy and process a lot of plastic bottles.
I don\'t think I\'m going to drink the water through the Capitol pipeline.
Three of the four drink bottled water regularly, although many bottled water products are usually just filtered tap water.
What does \"just filter\" mean? ?
Water filtration is a technology that provides pure water in a small part of the cost of bottled water and in an environment-sustainable manner.
Sewell Chan uses the term \"just filtered\" for sneer, and he doesn\'t think the filtered water is anything at all-but in fact it makes a difference.
Why does the newspaper allow this sentence?
The New York Times building actually only uses \"filtered water\"-they don\'t drink tap water. (
I pointed this out in a letter to the editor. )
But the editors seem to have no objection to allowing this derogatory phrase to be printed.
What exactly does Sewell Chan think about this sentence?
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