While reusables were and always will be our number one focus and recommendation, our program experience has shown that eliminating plastic water bottles completely has been particularly difficult for some of our member businesses.
These reasons generally include:
- Reluctant to remove a known and consistent source of income
- It’s a low-cost item that sells well, particularly in the summer months
- They want to provide a ‘healthy’ alternative to soft drink
- Fear of loss of business to neighbouring stores that do stock this option
With our mission in sight, we have been tirelessly working with suppliers and manufacturers to source an affordable alternative for members, that maintains similar profit margins to that of plastic bottles, without costing the earth.