Bell Aliant Centre gets water filling stations to reduce plastic bottle waste
'We see a lot of minor sports, volunteer groups coming in with palettes of bottled water'
Athletes at Charlottetown's Bell Aliant Centre are being encouraged to refill their water bottles rather than tossing them.
An estimated 121,860 bottles of water are consumed at the sports complex, which houses a pool and two rinks, each year. Now two filling stations have been installed to try to reduce the amount of waste.
'Fit It Up' campaign
"We knew that there was a lot of that going through the building over the course of a weekend because we were, of course, having to dispose of the plastic water bottles after the event was over."
There have already been 600 fill-ups since the machines were installed two weeks ago.
Utility offers support
"We see this initiative as a way to promote safe drinking water within the city and also reduce waste. We hope others feel inspired by this initiative."
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