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Free bottled water day or Bottled Water Free Day?

March 11, 2010

Today is “Bottled Water Free Day”, a day meant to raise awareness amoungst Canadians of the environmental impact that bottled water has on the environment. However, one bottled water company has turned the day into a way of marketing their bottled water.

According to an article appearing on the www.torontosun.com, “Cedar Springs, based in Concord, Ont., gave away four 11 L or 18 L glass bottles of water to people who called and asked for them. The company even offered to deliver the bottles to the callers’ homes.”

The article goes on to quote Noah Stewart, National Deputy Chairman of the Canadian Federation of Students, as saying, “We’re calling on schools to ban the sale of bottled water and re-invest in water fountains.”

According to the article, “Municipalities and school boards across the country have implemented restrictions on bottled water.”  This follows a trend in the United States as well, esp. amoung government agencies looking at ways to cut costs. Many government agencies no longer pay for bottled water being delivered to their offices or being offered at government meetings and events.

A May 2009 article from www.insidethebottle.org, quotes a report by the Polaris Institute and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Nova Scotia that says, “The Canadian government spent over $7.2 million of public money to purchase bottled water over the past three years.”

The article goes on to say, “Bottled water has a large environmental footprint. The energy and oil required to produce a plastic bottle is equal to one third of the volume of that bottle, and then the bottles are trucked around the country resulting in greenhouse gas emissions. Finally, millions of these bottles end up in landfills each year.”

Are you celebrating Bottled Water Free Day by not purchasing or drinking bottled water or would you rather take up the offer of free bottled water from the Cedar Springs Company?  Do you feel your tap water is safe? Do you use a water filter at home?

Related Links

Frequently asked questions about bottled water from HealthCanada.com

Are B.C. residents ready to ditch bottled water?

APWagner.ca Water Filter Guide

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Electrolux ICON™ and PureAdvantage™ PS2 Refrigerator Water Filters Available in Canada

September 22, 2009

Drink cleaner water and get better-tasting ice with Electrolux Refrigerator Water Filters, now available in Canada through APWagner.ca.

Electrolux ICON™ PureAdvantage™ PS2 Water Filter EWF2CBPA

Electrolux ICON™ PureAdvantage™ PS2 Water Filter EWF2CBPA For side by side refrigerators

The Electrolux ICON™ PureAdvantage™ PS2 Water Filter fits all Electrolux Icon side by side refrigerators, (except the French door models) and is one of the most advanced water filtration systems available today . This filter will reduce cysts, particulates, aesthetic chlorine taste and odor, lead, mercury, some herbicides and pesticides from your drinking water.

This filter will last you six to nine months, or through 400 gallons of water. Or change your refrigerator filter whenever the status alert light is lit, indicating a need to change the filter.

Order your Electrolux ICON™ PureAdvantage™ PS2 Water Filter now and have it shipped right to your home in Canada.

The Electrolux PureAdvantage Water Filter ensures fresh, clean water and ice at your fingertip and fits all Electrolux refrigerators and Electrolux ICON French door models (not Electrolux ICON side by side models.)

Electrolux PureAdvantage Water Filter

Electrolux PureAdvantage Water Filter for French door model refrigerators

Order your Electrolux PureAdvantage Water Filter and have it shipped right to your door. Receive a price break for this water filter when you order three or more filters online.

See all the refrigerator water filters that APWagner.ca carries.