Bundy On Tap
Well Done Bunadoon !!!! I've just read about your wonderful
decision on the BBC website. You are leading the world -
let's hope other's follow your lead. I think what you are
doing is GREAT! I hope you inspire more towns around the
world with this campaign. I've long been a proponent of
banning bottled water in developed countries, and
especially in places with perfectly good tap water.
Congratulations on being the first!
Mike (Kyoto, Japan)
Nice one folks! just read your story on the BBC website.
Good luck with the plan to stop selling bottled water, pure
madness that is. [...] Good on your little town!
Mark (Milton Keynes, UK)
Bundanoon - A Town Taking Action and Leading by
Example! Well done to you all. I can only hope and pray that
other town's follow your lead. What an inspirational
Kym (Adelaide, South Australia)
Great idea. Lets hope this is the start of worldwide ban on
bottled water. It has certainly put Bundanoon on the map as
everyone is talking about your ban on bottled water and
what a good idea it is. You should sell the reusable bottles on
line, perhaps it will start a tend.
Nat (Woking, England)
Congratulations! I am writing from Austria/EU and we
definitively have plenty of first class water at a good price
from the tap. But even here people are manipulated into
buying bottled water for invented reasons at immense costs,
trucked around for hundreds of kilometers and filled in
plastic bottles. Someone had to start countering this - I
would almost call it "scam" - and obviously you did it. I toast
you with a glass of local water
Gunther (Austria, Europe)
Congratulations for this initiative. I'm from Venezeula and I
think this is a big example for the world. Thanks.
Carolina (Venezuela, South America)
Hello, I would like to send three hearty cheers to Bundanoon
for showing true Aussie fighting spirit in saying no to
bottled water... about bloody time too. I hope your
inspiration travels across Australia. [...] On top of rubbish
from discarded bottles, this industry robs us of our ground
water (it's practically given away); the bottles are made of
petroleum and thus create CO2 for global warming; and
furthermore this industry has caused the supply of
public water fountains to stop, [...] When will the rest of
Australia wake up?? How foolish are we, like fish on
pollutive industry's lines. Thankyou and YAY!!!!
Bottled water free - well done! All the best for the meeting
tonight to approve this. I wish our community was
interested in such initiatives. We have an appalling
collection of single use containers to dispose of every day.
Jim (Katherine, Northern Territory)
Congratulations Bundanoon on banning plastic water
bottles, I applaud you all on a brilliant, fantastic,
wonderfully educated decision, I hope this will "snowball"
throughout Australia. What a great town you must have, I
suspect because of your decision tourism may well increase
if only to check out "this town that banned water bottles", I
for one will be one of them. Again well done!!!
Lindy and Darrell (Gold Coast, Queensland)
Just read about your ban on bottled water in Bundanoon on
BBC's site. Congratulations for showiung the world the way
to go. You're absolutely right, and I hope the ban sticks and
spreads throughout the state, nation and world, and
particularly to here in Japan where I live.
Congratulations Bundanoon. You’re to be congratulated by
all thinking people for your amazing efforts to cease the sale
of bottled water in your town. I only hope that other towns
and communities across Australia follow suit and that you
are the start of a world wide movement against this
shocking waste of resources. [...] All the very best to each
and every one of you. When we’re next back in Australia
we’ll make an effort to come visit your beautiful locality. In
the meantime, well done.
Kim (Doha, Qatar)
Hello, I do read now in Czech republic that you have agred
to stop selling wate rin plast in shops in your small city, I
would like to thank you for this decision because You are
right!!! Waste of oil, plast etc on this new fashion when
people are buying water in bottle is huge. People buy just
same water as they do drink at home in kitchen, the
companies just add to it a bit more chemicals and make a lot
of polution because of transport. [...] I hope that many of
other places will follow your hero step and will start fighting
against this kind of bussines. There is no point to talk about
fight against global warming till it isok to transport water
from one place to another and then back to the first place.
Lukas (Czech Republic)
What's so remarkable about the wonderfully positive
feedback this community initiative has garnered, is that
there was no Bundy On Tap website at the time these
people wrote. They had to make the effort of Googling
'Bundanoon' to track down our main community website,
before leaving a comment. They went out of their way to
show support for Bundanoon. Thank you.
I read your story on the BBC and was inspired by the collective
consciousness of your community. You'll have definitely put
Bundanoon on the map by encouraging individuals and
communities around the world. You have proved we can have
successful business models and still be environmentally
responsible. You have made environmentally-responsible
citizens of the world proud.
Max (BBC reader)
Congratulations! Just this morning my wife and I, residents of
Los Angeles, were talking about how we wished there was some
way to put an end to the insanity of polluting the earth with
millions upon millions of non-biodegradable plastic bottles --
which in addition to taking up space in landfills also leach toxic
chemicals -- all so people can have a drink of something that's
available for free from any nearby tap. We bemoaned the fact
that no city or country had provided a model for how it might
be done. Moments ago I learned that you're trying to do just
that. Thanks. I hope you succeed, and I hope the world pays
Jeff (Los Angeles, USA)
Bravo! The action taken by your community is truly inspiring.
Yes, there is a lot of controversy about the use of ALL beverages
sold in plastic bottles -- but this truly is a beginning. And bottled
water is not a product that is not available in other forms,
unlike soft drinks. I wish my own community would wake up to
the environmental impact of plastic bottles -- even their
David (Indiana, USA)
Greetings from Ireland. Congratulation to this great initiative,
I sincerely hope it will be implemented. Unfortunately we still
think we cannot survive without bottled water. One question to
all the opponents: how did people survive before plastic bottles
were invented??? It's not that long ago, surely someone will
remember. And, don't forget, if we continue to put personal
gain before the collective good we're on a sure way destroying
the globe for all of us!
Hello from Melbourne! I just read an article on the proposal to
ban bottled water in the town and I'd like to extend my
congratulations and show my support! As a ban on bottled
water doesn't preclude alternative, more sustainable types of
packaging, I am encouraged by the debate that your town is
currently holding. What a fantastic opportunity to be active in
such a debate! [...] Way to set an example (even if it is still a
debate) for the rest of world!
Kassandra, (Melbourne, Victoria)
Go Bundanoon! I'm glad to see a town seeing the bottled water
industry for what it is. Well done for wanting to stop these
companies telling us what we want for their benefit. I hope
you're successful in your bid.
Sean (Launceston, Tasmania)
Congratulations on your recent decision to ban bottled water in
your community. You have set the stage for the rest of the world
Dave (Vancouver, Canada)
Hi, I read about your initiative against bottled water. Just
want to say Thank You.
Hej fra copenhagen! well done! here's hoping you guys are the
beginning of a tidal wave of opinion everywhere to do away
with such a nonsense waste-of-time and expensive activity.
Here in europe, bottled water often costs more than oil! - i
speak of economics though goodness knows what the carbon
footprint costs are. Still on econ - a HUGE pat on the back to
your selfless retailers. [...] Your story and sensible (logical!)
actions are an inspiration. I have mailed on the story
exhorting all to pass it through their contact systems etc.. Again,
well done .... and thank you all :-)
Jonathon (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Hello Bundanoon! It was great to hearing about your unique
decision to make your town free from bottled water! It's woken
up many peoples that extra costs doesn't brings extra social
advantages and benefits. I'm from Siberia and just yesterday
even I didn't knew that somewhere there's such as nice Town
Bundanoon. But today many nations and peoples heard about
you and your brave decision.
Igor (Siberia, Russia)
Hurray Bundanoon! We love you! Good for you for your
decision to ban bottled water. Maybe your step will encourage
many more communities to do the same thing. Whats it like to
be world leaders??
Sara (Northern Ireland)
We were just listening to CBC (Canada's national broadcaster)
and heard a story about your town banning bottled water. We
just wanted to send a congratulatory email. Thank you for
being leaders in a world where people need to think carefully
about the waste created by bottled water as well as the danger
in charging large amounts of money for a daily necessity.
Aleida, Colleen and John (Calgary, Canada)
Three cheers for the first town to ban bottled water. I hope that
you will be proven to have started what will become a global
movement. Good job and thank you.
Don (Denver, Colorado USA)
Dear People of Bundanoon, I would like to compliment all of the
city of Bundanoon for the initiative to eliminate the use of
plastic bottles. An example for the world! Congratulations