I attended a few meetings at the Harrow Civic Centre and was shocked about the number of disposable cups, spoons etc. that were thrown away, as well as, the number of water dispensers in the building. So I wrote a letter. No point in feeling something and not acting on it, right? Can you do something similar? Do you want to?

To whom it may concern

I am writing to you because I have been to a few meetings at the civic centre and have been presented with plastic and thermal cups each time.

Is there any way Harrow could buy extra thick hard plastic cups which can be washed and re-used? Thus Harrow will work on their ‘green target’ and the environment and those who will inherit the Earth will be grateful.

I watched Panorama today and the report was about bottled water making a huge carbon footprint. Is there any way Harrow could use tap water OR replace the water machines with water sourced by companies with more ethical values/policies?

The companies mentioned in Panorama do not import out of the UK, they use plastic that decomposes, they use less plastic in their bottle make up and they invest all their profits into projects to do with getting water to those who don’t have free, clean tap water.

Does Harrow have a view on this?



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Ajay Rajani · August 6, 2008 at 10:25 am

Hi Heena!

I found that Panorama pogram you mentioned and now I’m staying well clear of bottled water. I’ve put the link below if anyone missed it!




Heena Modi · August 6, 2008 at 10:29 am

Thanks for that Ajay. That’s really useful! 🙂
That’ll be less money spent too right?

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