Thursday, July 09, 2009

Banning bottled water

It seems the residents of Bundanoon have banned retailers from stocking bottled water, well I say residents as according the AP out of a population of 2500 only 356 turned out to vote. For stat fans that's 14.24% of the population.

Sorry are you insane? Here's the deal - if your shops are stocking bottled water its because they're selling it and making money from it. There aren't any shady bottled water reps going around and slipping it onto shelves without the shopkeepers noticing, they're buying it.

So if you want them to stop selling bottled water STOP BUYING IT.

Do they seriously think that anyone who wants the stuff will suddenly turn to tap because they can't buy it locally? Nope they'll just drive to somewhere else (incidentally making a mockery of the eco-friendly cause of banning it) and get it there... as well as any other shopping that occurs to them.

Yes okay some might switch because they can't be bothered to travel, but all that means is that 14% of the population have caused inconvenience to possibly 86% of the rest. Neat let's see how long it lasts.


Orphi said...

I don't know what to say… Has the entire world gone stark raving mad?