ECO LUX: Globaltap Hits SF with Eco-Friendly Bottle Refill Program
With ‘green’ in and reusable water bottles becoming the trend, it only seems like the next logical step is to make it easy to refill our nifty eco-conscious water bottles, right LUX Nation?
Well, thanks to GlobalTap, this will soon be true in San Francisco. Not only will these refill stations be made with the green movement in mind, they‘ll also be free to use. How ECO-LUX is that?
The San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFE) and the Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) have just announced their partnership with GlobalTap to help promote more ‘on the go’ water services. This new collaboration will cut down plastic water bottle usage, help the environment and make it much more user friendly to buy refillable water bottles. Sounds pretty efficient huh? We like.
“San Francisco has the best tap water in the world,” said Laura Spanjian, SFPUC Assistant General Manager for External Affairs. “Our partnerships with TapIt and GlobalTap will make it easier for everyone to enjoy our great-tasting Hetch Hetchy tap water and reduce waste from all those plastic bottles.”
Expect these up to date water fountains to be made available throughout the city this coming year. The first has already been revealed in the Yerba Buena Gardens this past fall, which is serving as the pilot unit for the complete rollout in 2010.
LUXies, what do you think of this city collaboration for drinking stations? Is this how you see our future evolving towards water consumption?