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Keeping Students Hydrated

As last week’s high-pressure system pushed San Diego County into record high temperatures, residents were advised to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
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Shellharbour Council installs aquafil units to reduce plastic waste

Shellharbour Council installs aquafil units to reduce plastic waste | Water Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains | Scoop.it
With a permanent unit at Reddal Reserve and portable units for community events, Shellharbour are steps ahead in reducing plastic waste and their ecological footprint.
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Eaton, Hong Kong suspends the use of plastic bottled water - aquafil

Suspending the use of plastic bottled water will save 350,000 plastic bottles from landfill each year.
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Another win in the fight against plastic!

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Nine Network buckles under pressure - aquafil

The Nine Network pulled Greenpeace's recycling ad from its Friday night football coverage.
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To The Land Are You Loyal? | Ban the Bottle

To The Land Are You Loyal? | Ban the Bottle | Water Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains | Scoop.it
A fun rhyme from a Ban the Bottle advocate, Jude Prenovost! Thanks for this! Bottlemania, it’s insania Are you lamia? Stop the madness now We control the
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It takes an average estimated time of 450 years to break down a plastic water bottle. How many birds and marine life will be killed in this time? Not to mention the millions of dollars wasted each year on buying bottled water. Time to ban the plastic bottle!

 

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The Cost of Bottled Water – 2000 times more than tap

June 12, 2013
Choice – The Peoples Watchdog
by Elise Dalley
Australian consumers pay almost 2000 times more than the cost of tap water to drink from a bottle.
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Scary thought..... think how much we could save if we stopped buying bottled water!

www.aquafil.com.au

 

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Could this mean the end of the line for the plastic water bottle?

March 4, 2013 The Sydney Morning Herald, Environment David Sygall It’s a battle over billions, but both sides agree plastic bottle sales are falling Bottled water producers are facing increasing pressure as the product falls from favour among the...
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Water Refill Stations - New Wave of the Future | Eliminate Plastic Water Bottles

Water Refill Stations - New Wave of the Future | Eliminate Plastic Water Bottles | Water Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains | Scoop.it
Water refill stations are the new wave of the future. Beginning in Australia, the new water filler up stations are now offering free filtered water. See what they look like and who are the innovators in the field.
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aquafil™  was one of the first water refill stations in Australia and the range has now grown to include 12 different units all with a variety of options such as dog bowls, water meters, indoor, outdoor, vandal resistant, chilled and filtered. They also have the ability to display messaging, branding, advertising or artwork  http://aquafil.com.au/products/

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Improving Social Cohesion through Arts and Culture

Improving Social Cohesion through Arts and Culture | Water Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains | Scoop.it
Arts and culture can be promoted within communities through cultural activities and events, library and gallery exhibitions and outdoor art displays.
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Shellharbour City Council leading the way and reducing their ‘ecological footprint’ - WATER NEWS - Australian Water Management Review

Shellharbour City Council leading the way and reducing their ‘ecological footprint’ - WATER NEWS Shellharbour City Council is committed to being a leader in environmental sustainability.
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First aquafil™ Drinking Fountain for the Lake Wendouree

First aquafil™ Drinking Fountain for the Lake Wendouree | Water Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains | Scoop.it
First Aquafil Drinking Fountain for the Lake Wendouree
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aquafil™ The ALL IN ONE Water Drinking Fountain & Bottle Refill StationREFRESH FOR LIFEPromoting a Sustainable and Healthy LifestyleReducing WASTEConserving our precious RESOURCES

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Importance of Hydration and Tips for Staying Hydrated | Ban the Bottle

Importance of Hydration and Tips for Staying Hydrated | Ban the Bottle | Water Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains | Scoop.it
Why is it so important to stay hydrated? Your body depends on water for survival. Did you know that water makes up more than half of your body weight? Every
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Directive From The White House: Drink More Water : NPR

Directive From The White House: Drink More Water : NPR | Water Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains | Scoop.it
At a time when many kids get too many calories from sugary drinks, water's image may need a boost. So the Partnership for a Healthier America and the beverage industry are teaming up to give it a new logo: Drink Up.
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Australia has launched a similar campaign "Rethink Sugary Drinks" http://aquafil.com.au/australians-urged-to-rethink-sugary-drinks/

 

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Manly Council Filtered Water Project: Plastic Water Bottle Waste and its Negative Impact on our Environment

Manly Council Filtered Water Project: Plastic Water Bottle Waste and its Negative Impact on our Environment | Water Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains | Scoop.it
Manly Council was the first council in Australia to provide filtered water refill stations to the general public for drinking and refilling bottles.
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8 Reasons to Ban the Plastic Water Bottle

8 Reasons to Ban the Plastic Water Bottle | Water Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains | Scoop.it
March 27, 2013 Linda Mathieson Millions of plastic water bottles are thrown away annually in Australia alone, only 36% of those are recycled It can take up to 1000 years for a plastic bottle to breakdown which means millions of  plastic bottles...
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Deakin University making its mark in water conservation

Deakin University has installed aquafil water refill stations and drinking fountains in a sustainable initiative to achieve best practice water conservation
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Great way to reduce the use of the plastic bottle! http://aquafil.com.au/

 

 

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