Sunday, August 3, 2008

BOTTLED WATER ….. SORRY WE NO LONGER SERVE BOTTLED WATER

In an effort to reduce our toxic waste and carbon foot print the SUMMER KITCHEN CAFÉ will no longer serve/sell bottled water from plastic bottles. We will still serve sparkling water in glass bottles as these are recycled and do not pose a contamination risk.


From: http://www.allaboutwater.org/environment.html
“It is hard to argue the fact that waste management has become a large problem in the world, with landfills growing to enormous sizes and recycling rates remaining dismally low. The number of plastic bottles produced by the bottled water industry and subsequently discarded by consumers has only exacerbated this problem. According to a 2001 report of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), roughly 1.5 million tons of plastic are expended in the bottling of 89 billion liters of water each year.”

More info from Readers Digest:
http://www.rd.com/your-america-inspiring-people-and-stories/rethink-what-you-drink/article51807.html

WE WILL SELL OUR ½ MICRON (nsf class I) FILTERED WATER IN OUR COMPOSTABLE TOGO CUPS – for $1.00
This is a $1.00 saving to you vs. bottled water and more water & free refills.

This is municipal water that is filtered and chilled – We are recovering the expense of the price of the water, filtration system, cup, lid, straw and ice (which is made from filtered municipal water) if you want ice that is.
Bring your own bottle!
The web site below is helping by providing great Stainless bottles with large openings for filling & cleaning for a great price Check it out.

If you have a concern or issue with this we apologize but feel strongly that we are being good citizens and raising the bar for social responsibility

Thank you,
James
Summer Kitchen Inc.
summerkitchen@mchsi.com


Other things we are doing to be GREEN:
Togo boxes – from bamboo & compostable
Togo – Bags – Compostable from PLA
Drink cups – Compostable from PLA
Menus & printed items – from 30% or more Recycled paper

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