Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mobius Environmental Awards

The Bridgewater Walmart Store was named large Business of the Year in receiving a Mobius Environmental Award for their contribution toward protecting the environment. The Windbag Company in Lunenburg was recognized for Innovation in Waste Reduction . In all, twelve individuals, businesses and organizations were recognized today (Wednesday, June 2nd) at the 12th Annual Mobius Environmental Awards luncheon. Organized by RRFB Nova Scotia, the awards recognize those who are taking a leadership role in reducing waste.

Bottled Water Banned

A provincial government policy announced today, June 2, eliminates the purchase and use of bottled water by all government departments with access to potable tap water. Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau says Nova Scotia has some of the safest and best-tasting potable tap water in the world. . Belliveau says the policy eliminating purchases and use of bottled water by government will encourage its use. The government's self-imposed restrictions on bottled water will also reduce the many plastic bottles headed for the recycling stream.
The policy will apply only to government departments where potable tap water is available and not to public institutions such as hospitals. It will not apply to private sector organizations.

Illegal Contraband Tobacco is in Bridgewater

Illegal contraband tobacco has been found in various areas of Bridgewater. During the month of April, Montreal based research firm, on behalf of the Canadian Convenience Stores Association commissioned cigarette butt studies of 43 locations in Atlantic Canada. In Nova Scotia, sixteen sites were examined including four areas around Bridgewater. Bridgewater’s Curling Club showed the highest rate of illegal tobacco.