I have no problem allowing water takings in jurisdictions where regular tests are conducted to ensure groundwater levels remain static. And I understand recent increases to the charges bottling companies pay for the priviledge. But come on, they should pay A LOT more.
I can't believe the low cost of bottled water. The environmental impact of all those plastic bottles even if 50% is recycled (the rest is put in the garbage) is tremendous.
Ontario needs to find ways to make single use plastic bottles unattractive.
1. Charge A LOT more to botttling companies - 10x more is not unrealistic. They are paying peanuts for huge profits.
2. They have a wide profit margins and frankly employ very few for the priviledge.
3. They can increase cost to buy the product, have fewer customers and still make a profit.
Ontario gets more income.
Again, they don't employ many people anyway.
The environment wins.
And maybe they'll take less water.
Submitted June 18, 2020 9:08 PM