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Nestle wants to bottle water from Florida's Ginnie Springs -- for free

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by Merlyne, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Merlyne

    Merlyne Garibaldi

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  2. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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    This would be an extremely bad idea. How do we fight this if we don’t live there?
     
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  3. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Ya, that's Nestles for ya.
     
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  4. Pedro Burrito

    Pedro Burrito Moderator Staff Member

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    When I was in Jordan last year, I saw more 1.5 liter Nestlé water bottles in the gulf of Aqaba than fish. And the recycling on dry land was to truck the empty plastic bottles to the desert near Wadi Rum and dump them. Nestlé is on a mission to destroy the planet.
     
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  5. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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  6. KWS

    KWS ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    If they (someone) are already taking out water for bottling form GS then nestle would not be doing a thing but buying what was already taken out. Or are they wanting to put in their own extraction lines?
     
  7. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    While the use of water and its impacts on communities/the environment is something we can point the finger at Nestle about, the humans disposing of their trash in poor methods is in no way the fault of Nestle...
     
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  8. DeepSeaExplorer

    DeepSeaExplorer Solo Diver

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    Since the oil companies have to pay Alaskans to take their oil, why doesn’t Nestle have to pay Floridians for taking our water.
     
  9. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch Manta Ray

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    No plastic bottles and no cheap deposits. 45 years ago Vt had a $0.25 deposit on canned drinks, a couple of years later all of New England shared the same deposit system, but it's now time to again make the deposit expensive enough that people wouldn't think about tossing a can/bottle out the car window when its's empty.

    Only glass bottles with a deposit/refund system, lets say the bottle is sold including a $1.00 deposit, when you return the bottle to any store carrying it you get your $1.00 deposit back. Nestle can now clean/sterilize and reuse the bottle.

    Since pumping water out of the aquifier will create more sinkholes, is it possible to arrange that all the sinkholes show up only in Tallahassie. Let the fools who created the mess be the ones affected by it.

    Michael
     
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  10. KWS

    KWS ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Lets not start that. Its bad enought hat cities are trying to charge everyone tat has a personal well. They claim stolen resources when they really are complaining about not having a meter and a city water line installed to secure fiscal resources.

    And then since the question was raised ,,,,,,, let me ask how much oil is allowed to run into the ocean as run off. With water a large amount ends up in the ocean . Our rivers merge and pour into the gulf. Wouldnt it be nice if we could pay for the, so called, water theft of state water resources as claimed to be the reason for taxing personal water wells,,, and get reimbursed by the tree huggers for what is being thrown it away at the same cost per gallon rate?
     

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