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"Trucking it thousands of kilometres across the country creates needless pollution."
This won't exactly ruin Nestle's bottom line.
More than two-thirds want Nestle to sell its recently-bought well in southern Ontario.
Nestle says it has found a way to cut sugar from chocolate without affecting the taste.
Nestlé currently draws 3.6 million litres every day nearby.
The company pays less than four dollars for every million litres of water.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has now acknowledged that there's an issue with water takings by bottled water companies, and she's vowed to fix the problem. Change couldn't come soon enough. If she's serious about fixing the water bottling system, here's what Ontario needs to do.
Go on and boycott Nestlé. Here's a handy guide to all their products. But realize that despite Nestlé being a bad corporate citizen and the world's biggest bottler of water, boycotting them will not solve the problem. The issue isn't just bottled water, it's that we allow companies to drain our water table for what amounts to free. It's time to disrupt the entire beverage market's business model, which is to extract an ingredient for basically free and sell it for an absurd amount. We need to charge them a rate for that extraction that serves the public interest.
"The water crisis is at our door here in Canada."