29 registered statements
December 21, 2017, 11:13 AM
1. Is this the highest priority given the budget issues?
2. More regulation is not better. People will come around and stop using bottles over time. You can't regulate consciousness.
3. When I hear "filling station" rather than "drinking fountain" I hear $$$$$ going out of my pocket. If it needs electricity and filter maintenance then it is a terrible idea. See #1 above.
Katherine du Plessis, M.Sc. outside Neighborhoods
November 1, 2017, 9:21 AM
I completely support the reduction of disposable plastic water bottles and only giving straws upon request. Good customer service is about giving customers what they want not forcing them to have things they don't need or want.
October 24, 2017, 5:03 PM
Please do not spend staff time and money developing policies and enforcement for the regulation restricting plastic bottles. Is city staff aware that many restaurants will ban straws? After removing all of the drinking fountains downtown, this seems ridiculous.
This is a bad idea. Focus on cleaning sidewalks and city parks instead.
Alison Edwards outside Neighborhoods
October 24, 2017, 3:00 PM
This could be dangerous! We know sinkwater is filled with chemicals and dangerous to consume. With that aside this will leave people without drinking water. Filling stations are great for those that want them but i cannot use them for health reasons. Drinking fountains were removed because theyre unsanitary putting your mouth on there after someone ill breeds germs and disease. What if someone fosnt bring a water bottle? How will they get water,? Were they supposed to just suffer and get heatstroke or dehydration? This is just wrong. Yesterday we went to avila barn and forgot to get a water from the store. My 2 year old grandaughter got heatstroke waiting for the return hayride. She s vomiting dehydrated and very ill. We were only outside without water for 15 minutes. It happens quick. Your going to create alot of problems for elderly kids or ill who cannot go without water for long. Then their will be lawsuits against the city!!!!!
October 24, 2017, 1:07 PM
the water fill station will waste 2 oz of water for every bottle filled.
go fill a bottle and watch how much keeps coming out when the bottle is removed. you do realize that you will be now selling more sugar drinks in a can, but people will not have the choice to buy water at farmers market, they will now only be able to buy a canned soda.
plastic recycles just the same as aluminum you know.
why not ban all beverage containers? why are you picking on plastic?
October 24, 2017, 12:48 PM
I support this, in conjunction with water fill stations. The more we can reduce waste, in particular plastic, the better (environmentally and economically).
Kelly Hyde inside Neighborhood 8
October 24, 2017, 12:07 PM
I agree! The more we can do to reduce plastic waste, the better!
October 20, 2017, 6:20 AM
I would vote Yes to the removal of plastic bottle sales as long as the filling stations will provide filtered water.
October 19, 2017, 3:46 PM
Get rid of the plastic! Reduce waste and help with the HUGE problem of plastics in our environment and the ocean. I love the idea of water bottle filling stations. I always carry a stainless steele water bottle with me I hate plastic bottles.
carol Mortensen inside Neighborhood 7
October 12, 2017, 3:57 PM
We have a bottle deposit that we pay on plastic and glass bottles. Is there a program for the city to recoup these funds? If not, we should not sell them; we should only sell refillable bottles. If this is impossible to supervise or regulate, only allow glass bottles to be sold inside the city. Plastic bottles are not finding their way to recycling facilities.
We could also charge an additional city recycling fee.
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