New BYO Bottle program to shift single use plastic at community events
Posted: 23 September 2019
Busselton Water aims to significantly reduce single use plastic water bottles at community events across the region over the next year through the introduction of its BYO Bottle program.
The program will see free-of-charge refill drinking stations offered at community events to encourage patrons to avoid single-use plastic drink bottles and instead to bring their own water bottles.
The Busselton City Football Club will be the first to host the drinking fountains as the club prepares to welcome more than 400 people from Perth, the Wheatbelt, Albany and the South West at the 50th anniversary of the LiveLighter Busselton Soccer Carnival this Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
Busselton Water Chair, Helen Shervington was excited to launch the program calling the community to get involved.
“BYO Bottle is a terrific program and we’re excited about the difference it can make – for event organisers and patrons, and for our local environment,” said Ms Shervington.
“We encourage all of those soccer-lovers who plan to attend this weekend’s carnival to bring along a reusable bottle and enjoy Busselton Water’s free fresh water supply all weekend.”
Event organisers of upcoming events in the Busselton area can apply to for the water fountains by completing an application form at busseltonwater.wa.gov.au
The Minister for Water, Dave Kelly launched the program on Monday 23 September. View his statement about Busselton Water’s call for applications here.