Re: Tagging Free Water for cafés, bars, (Martin Koppenhoefer)
2. Re: Tagging Free Water for cafés, bars, (Martin Koppenhoefer)
>>>>> Martin, Italy is amazing. Apparently there are more than 100,000 fountains in Italy. On the 24th of April, we are planning a fountain hunt in Rome with the My-D.org. We should be 20 people including locals (just in case you live there).
France is complicated and the lobbies have made almost all perfectly good water fountains labelled "non potable". Just across the borders in Switzerland and Italy all the fountains are good to drink......
Price can be an incentive, but unless the waste producer pays all true indirect externalities the cost will always be minimal for PET.
3. Re: Tagging Free Water for cafés, bars, (Philip Barnes)
>>>>>>>Philip, Yes, like the US and France. We believe that it should be that way everywhere. No one should have to create single-use waste to keep themselves hydrated.
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:50:20 +0100
From: Martin Koppenhoefer <[hidden email]>
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Subject: Re: [Tagging] Tagging Free Water for cafés, bars,
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Am Mo., 13. Jan. 2020 um 17:29 Uhr schrieb European Water Project < [hidden email]>:
> While I understand your point of view, many are trying hard to change
> legislation and might see it as more than a marketing gimmick but rather a
> right to be able to drink without generating single-use waste. Belgium,
> Luxembourg, Switzerland and Italy are not obliged to serve tap water with
> a meal like in France where we live.
from a practical point of view, living in Italy, I have not yet encountered
a place that would have refused (free) tap water. Great thing about Italy
is that you can get free water in many places right on the street, from
drinking fountains 24/7. amenity=drinking_water is rank 5 on Italy's
taginfo stats, almost double the amount of petrol stations :) https://taginfo.geofabrik.de/europe/italy/keys/amenity#values
Not to get me wrong, I do agree there is benefit from political action, and
there are issues related to water. What also matters is the actual price
you have to pay for (bottled) water. It will always be completely unrelated
to drinking water prices, but while in Italy a bottle of water is typically
1 EUR (away from airports), or 2 EUR (in the restaurant, there are
exceptions), in Germany they will typically charge you 2,50 and more for
just a glass of water. In Switzerland, they sell water for 5 SFR a bottle
on the motorway, and 4 EUR and more is not unseen on German motorways as