Government pulls plug on bottled water

Posted on April 10, 2008 

Government pulls plug on bottled water

Bottles of water will no longer be served at [English] government meetings under a “tap water only” policy announced on Thursday to protect the environment.

Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell, sent the order to all government departments, saying the policy would come into effect by the summer.

“The government is committed to sustainable operations across its estate and I have made this issue one of my key priorities for the civil service,” O’Donnell said. “Today’s announcement is a small part of a much bigger programme of action in this area.”

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