February 21, 2013

aquafil water refill stations are now been installed in public schools across ACT.

Hawker College, Alfred Deakin High School, Campbell High School, Namadgi School and Ngunnawal Primary School students will all receive re-useable water bottles in an effort to encourage them to use the aquafil water refill stations to fill up in a joint initiative by the ACT Education and Training and Health Directorates.

ACT Government Press Release …

August 27, 2012
ACT News

Soft drinks, fruit juice and flavoured milk will be phased out of ACT primary  schools within five years if they ACT Government is re-elected in October.

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced a $500,000 fund to install water  bottle refill stations and supply reusable bottles to government and  non-government primary schools, high schools and colleges.

Schools that apply for one of the machines will have to agree to phase out  the sale of sugary drinks from canteens and vending machines.

Ms Gallagher said the aim was to tackle rising obesity rates among children  by phasing out the sale of all sugary drinks in Canberra primary schools by  2017.

“We already know that in the last four years we’ve seen increases in  childhood obesity rates and in children who are overweight,” she said.

“One of the causes of that, without any doubt, is access to sugary drinks and  consumption of sugary drinks.

“We need to make water the drink of choice again for children.”

Read more from Canberra Times…

aquafil Water Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains

Water is essential for healthy living and is crucial for sporting, mental and academic performances. Tap water represents value for money as it’s cheaper for the community than buying bottled water or other soft drinks.

The aquafil range of Water Bottle Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains serve as a dynamic educational tool in the fight to reduce plastic waste and conserve precious resources. Full colour graphics are available on most of the aquafil range and are a valuable educational tool in helping promote a sustainable way of living and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.