Posts Tagged ‘Tap water challenge’

Turn to the tap next time you’re thirsty

9 August 2013

Refill plastic bottles with tap waterDrinking tap water is a really easy way to cut down on waste, save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

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Sherborne skaters turn to the tap

12 July 2011

Sherborne’s skate enthusiasts are set to turn out in force this Saturday (16 July 2011) for the town’s annual skate extravaganza – the Summer Strawberry Jam. Youngsters will flock to Sherborne skatepark in Blackberry Lane to show off their skills on what promises to be a fun, action packed day.

Our recycling officers will be on hand to dare extreme sports fans to take our tap water challenge – will they be able to taste the difference between tap and bottled water? This is a great way of reminding local people of the environmental benefits of drinking tap water. Tap water challenge participants will be given a free reusable water bottle but only if they can tell us which of the two drinks they’re given is tap water.

Did you know it takes over seven litres of water to make a single plastic bottle?

Schoolchildren set to make a splash in Swanage

12 May 2011

Enthusiastic pupils and teachers of St. Mark’s CE VA First School and their families will be helping to keep Swanage beach beautiful by taking part in a beach clean this Saturday (14 May 2011). Kicking off at 10am, volunteers will be giving up a few hours of their time to help remove unsightly litter and other debris from the seafront.

Our recycling officers will also be at the event, daring parents, children and teachers to take our Tap Water Challenge to see whether they can taste the difference between bottled and tap water. The challenge is part of our campaign to encourage local people to give bottles the boot in favour of clean, fresh tap water to help save money, waste and the environment.

Did you know only 10 per cent of water bottles are recycled – the rest go to landfill?

Read more about St. Mark’s CE VA First School’s eco news (opens in new window).

Tap water and cheese

9 September 2010

Tap water (large version)Take the tap water challenge at the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival (opens in new window) this Saturday (11 September) and see if you can taste the difference between bottled and tap water. This is your last chance to have a go as our summer tap water campaign draws to a close.

We’ve been calling for people to give bottled water the boot and turn back to the tap by rediscovering the taste of fresh tap water.

Not only will this help to save money, waste and energy but will also encourage people to drink more water.

Water is vital to our health and most of us don’t drink enough. Read about the Stay Healthy – Just Add Water campaign to find out more.

It’s all about tap water

17 August 2010

Take the tap water challenge (large version)Another successful tap water challenge event recently took place at Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre in Wimborne.

Our recycling team dared fitness enthusiasts visiting the centre to see if they could taste the difference between tap and bottled water – more than two thirds of them got it wrong.

Those that got it right received a free refillable water bottle to use time and time again when exercising.

The next challenges are taking place at Kingcombe Summer Fayre on 21 August and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council offices on 23 August 2010, so come along.

Tap water challenge makes a splash in Wimborne

28 July 2010

Tap water challenge taking place at the Wild about Wimborne event (large version)Great news, more than 250 visitors dared to take our tap water challenge at the Wild about Wimborne event last weekend.

Confirming that tap water tastes just as good as bottled, less than half of the people who took the challenge could taste the difference between tap and bottled water. Even the majority of those that did get it right commented that they are more likely to drink tap water because buying bottled is expensive.

The next challenge is taking place in Christchurch on 3 August – how many local people will guess correctly here?

Did you know?

  • 2.7 million tonnes of plastic are used to bottle water each year
  • Only 10 per cent of water bottles are recycled – the rest go to landfill
  • Providing bottled water for British consumers produces an estimated 33,200 tonnes of CO² emissions per year

Find more tap water facts here (opens in new window)

Thirsty, why not turn to the tap?

22 July 2010

Refill empty plastic bottles with tap water this summer (large version)This weekend our recycling officers will be at the Wild about Wimborne event on Saturday 24 July. If you’re in the area why not stop by our stand and take the tap water challenge to see if you can taste the difference between tap and bottled water.

We’re aiming to encourage more local people to start drinking tap water as it tastes just as good as bottled, and saves money, waste and energy.

The team will also have information available on home composting. It’s surprising how much of your household waste can actually be composted – fruit and vegetable peelings, egg shells, pet hair, toilet roll innards and dead flowers can all go in.

So if you’re thinking about home composting, come along and pick up some great tips to get you started. You can also find out more about our compost bin offers.

Find out which events our recycling team will be at this summer.

Weymouth taps into tap water

13 July 2010

Refill plastic bottles with tap water (large version)The first of our tap water challenge roadshows is kicking off in Bond Street in Weymouth on Wednesday 14 July at 10am to 2pm.

Out recycling officers will be challenging local people to give bottles the boot in favour of clean, fresh tap water to help save money and the environment.

Tap water is:

  • Safe, clean and fresh
  • Has a low carbon footprint
  • Generates no packaging waste
  • Is very cheap at less than 1p per litre

Tap water tastes just as good as bottled, so come along and take the tap water challenge tomorrow and see if you agree!

Tap it

7 July 2010

Take the tap water challenge (large version)This summer, we’re daring you to take the tap water challenge and rediscover the taste of clean, fresh tap water.

Part of a new campaign to help save money, waste and energy, we are calling for you to turn back to the tap. Our recycling teams will be out and about making a splash at events across the county promoting the benefits of ditching bottled water in favour of filling up from the tap.

If you lead a busy lifestyle, it’s often easy to grab a bottle of water on the go, but tap water tastes just as good and it’s much better for the environment. It’s safe, has a low carbon footprint, and generates no packaging waste.

So come along to our tap water challenge roadshows and see whether you can taste the difference between bottled and tap water. The first one takes place in Bond Street, Weymouth on 14 July 2010.


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