Is this good? I’m conflicted. Your views please.

  • fifediet February 2, 2009 at 22:31

    Matthew your right – I was being diplomatic…Mike

  • Matthew January 30, 2009 at 18:54

    I’m not conflicted, this is claptrap.
    Bottled water NO WAY!
    Plastic bottles, why not wash glass ones locally as we did in the past (not for water though, get it from a tap).
    Oh we can’t get it from taps according to FRANK, public drinking fountains are not available? Most buildings in the UK have a mains water tap do they not?
    Most of the arguments for bottled water presented are S**TE (English version of S**T)

    The water cleaning system being installed is also unsustainable without a high degree of technology (read corporations).
    There are ways that the same could be achieved using local labour and materials which are scrap or sustainable.
    Charcoal filtration and UV from the sun (lots of sunlight in India and Africa).
    A few hundred discarded glass bottles and some scrap copper pipe, some sand and charcoal and you have clean water. You could build this plant with what is put in landfill in any town in the west daily. Only requires manual pumping, no high tech power
    Educate these people, ship stuff to them and use some service like the VSO to send engineers to get them going.

    As long as people in poor countries are dependent on rich countries they will get exploited. Therefore enable them to be self sufficient as they where before globilisation mucked up their communities.

    So this project seems like more green wash to me.


  • fifediet January 29, 2009 at 12:46

    I agree.

  • Jessica Gregory January 29, 2009 at 12:29

    What they are doing seems like a good idea, but there has got to be a better way to raise funds for it than selling more wasteful bottles of water…