Should Vancouver schools continue to allow the sale of bottled water?
The issue will be debated again next week, after a motion from Green representative Janet Fraser to phase out the sale of single-use plastic water bottles.
“We have great water here in BC and I think not everyone appreciates that or has the opportunity to re-fill their water bottles at school, so I think that’s a place we can educate our students, our staff and our families.”
Staff will recommend to the Management Coordinating Committee that instead of a ban, there should be more education promoting the use of tap water.
New schools currently being built through the seismic mitigation initiative already include at least one water bottle filling station.