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actonsbeach
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Recognizing the negative environmental & socal impacts of plastic bottled water, Clifden ecoCampsite has undertaken several efforts to reduce consumption of single use plastic bottled water on its park. Prior to arrival visitors are encouraged not to import water to the park as there is an excellent quality supply available onsite as well as sustainable discounted water bottles for purchase. Clifden ecoCampsite has banned single use plastic bottled water containers. The change was inspired by the necessary beach clean ups required every other day, the efforts involved in recycling the plastic on site & the health implications of drinking water from plastic bottles. There are numerous environmental concerns with plastic bottled water the production and consumption of plastic bottled water consumes energy, pollutes the environment, and contributes to global warming. Producing the plastic bottles uses energy and emits toxic chemicals. Transporting the bottled water across hundreds or thousands of miles spews carbon dioxide into the air, complicating our efforts to combat global climate change. And in the end, empty bottles are piling up in landfills & along our coasts. Bottled water also has significant social implications for communities. Not only does bottled water contribute to a global lack of drinking water, it also causes local inaccessibility to water. In privatizing water, bottling companies limit access to an essential resource that many believe should always be public.

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March 27, 2014 at 4:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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