‘Silly product’: Thankyou stops producing bottled water, citing environmental damage

‘Silly product’: Thankyou stops producing bottled water, citing environmental damage

In more plastic related news, Australian social enterprise ‘Thank you’ has taken a bold step by stopping production and sale of its bottled water, a product that has raised over $1m for projects in developing countries. Despite the revenue gained from the bottled water, the company says that it can no longer justify its environmental impact. Co-founder Daniel Flynn stated “[Bottled water] doesn’t make sense in Australia, in a significantly developed nation with perfectly good drinking water from the tap.” Hoping to send a message to consumers as well as other brands, the company’s move highlights the difficulty of finding suitable alternatives to single-use packaging. Lets hope others take note as we continue to overcome single-use water bottles that seem to have become so embedded in daily life. 

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