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Ramsey Grammar School apparently is set to lose £  20k p.a. if its pupils can no longer  to buy 2,000 bottles of water supplied in plastic bottles  each week.

Apparently the school is  considering seeking  “compensation”  for this from Govt.

Would it be a good time for the  for the school to ask themselves:   Why do we feel, or our pupils feel,  there is a need  for them to have  bottled water ; why must we exploit  this apparent need  by selling it rather than  advocating the use of the public water supply?

 

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3 minutes ago, woolley said:

Don't they have taps?. well done kids

On the head there. Laughable radio interview today. we want to save the planet, but we buy 1000 bottles each day and bin the empties

Well done kids.

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Yep...when we say “save the planet” we mean all the rest of you; it’s a slogan that doesn’t apply if we are inconvenienced.

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7 minutes ago, paul's got wright said:

Tap waters rotten. We filter ours. I agree that buying bottled water is ridiculous, especially this story x

It's still tap water you nugget...

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2 hours ago, paul's got wright said:

Tap waters rotten. We filter ours. I agree that buying bottled water is ridiculous, especially this story x

Yes. We do that too. Manx water is wonderful. It's what the cretins do to it that ruins it. They chlorinate it to counteract the acid from the piping. Trouble is they overdo it massively and on occasions the pH has reached 10 tested under scientific QC conditions. Turn the tap on it smells like a swimming pool. Just get a filter. Not expensive.

Buying bottled water IS ridiculous, and the plastic particles you are drinking from them will probably be more harmful cumulatively than anything you get from the tap.

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It is about the power of advertising.

Whilst we  are no longer easily convinced to smoke  Craven A  cigarettes ,”For your throat’s sake” and  are now   dubious about a sugar industry  that sold us “The snack you can eat between meals “,  we still respond to  “ you’re not yourself when you’re hungry “  and  buying  into the  notion boosting your sugar intake is a good thing to do.

Much the same with bottled water. 

This is an industry  which actively promotes myths  and exaggerates   the dangers of dehydration and the benefits of consuming more and more  of  their product ...water (  it’s better  -not just  water)  :everything from improved mental  performance, better skin, and implied long term health  benefits etc.

A brisk walk  around Onchan Head  - a 20 minute exposure to exercise in a wet Northern European winter can now only be  safely undertaken  clutching a bottle of water.

 “Studies “  such as the ones in 2012  France and America asserted  that nearly two thirds of  school children are not getting enough water.Both were funded by Nestle and an off shoot Nestec.

The schools hear the louder voice  of the industry rather than the  the physiologists, renal physicians , sports scientists and paediatricians  who    have been regularly de-bunking  the myths over the last twenty years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Agree 'Woolley" why does " spring water filtered over 100's of years " have a 'sell by date' when it's in a plastic bottle?

I'm no chemist but could it be that components of the bottle are leached into the water?

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1 hour ago, paswt said:

Agree 'Woolley" why does " spring water filtered over 100's of years " have a 'sell by date' when it's in a plastic bottle?

I'm no chemist but could it be that components of the bottle are leached into the water?

The bottle will degrade over time and taint the water, but also there are other reasons for the best before/sell by/use by date. If there is contamination at the bottling plant, or contaminated bottles are found, the date helps pinpoint the batch affected and helps to identify bottles of water that should not be sold/used.

Also, if the bottling plant also bottles other drinks, it's easier for them to use one type of machine for all production lines instead of having a special one with no date printing just for water.

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5 hours ago, woolley said:

Yes. We do that too. Manx water is wonderful. It's what the cretins do to it that ruins it. They chlorinate it to counteract the acid from the piping. Trouble is they overdo it massively and on occasions the pH has reached 10 tested under scientific QC conditions. Turn the tap on it smells like a swimming pool. Just get a filter. Not expensive.

Buying bottled water IS ridiculous, and the plastic particles you are drinking from them will probably be more harmful cumulatively than anything you get from the tap.

Exactly, its absolutley bangin. We have a filter for main water and distiller for drinking x

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