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Dave Ashman

Trustee, H2O Trust

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Reducing plastic bottle wasted production by providing filtered drinking water for all people via our Solar Street Vending Dispensers (SVDs)

Greetings to TED members & Associates,
This realistic solution to our water scarcity etc., may have been discussed previously however kindly consider it's new design, sustainability and ease of access for all people.
One flask of water supplied Free of cost to non-incomed poor & children worldwide.
Much more details about this idea can be found here @ http://www.i8not.net/wordpress/

We aim to provide guaranteed high quality, safe, clean Drinking Water to all (on-the-go) individuals travelling to work, school or whilst on holiday. Without them having to pollute their environment purchasing one-use disposable plastic bottles whilst unsure of the purity of the drinking water within.
Also with the current global environmental issue of Climate Change, we see the wasteful global transportation costs and Oil used in the manufacturing of plastic water bottles as being greatly reduced by our SVD sidewalk located water system. Unlike current indoor or wall mounted water fountains (whose output water quality is unproven) our SVDs guarantees a balanced pH drinking water quality. Which is only accessible via our re-useable bar-coded stainless steel flask(s) & Water purchase ID card sets.
Our SVDs do not require external resources such as local mains water or use of the mains electrical power supply. As we have designed our SVDs to be totally powered by solar panels; also to use the latest safe technology to dehumidify the moisture from the surrounding atmosphere (WFA) into pure drinking water.

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    Jun 5 2011: Since we're constantly fed the idea of being free. And since Food and Water are essentials for mankind. Food and Water should, therefore, be free. Having to pay for drinkable water is to pay for the privilege of being alive.

    Back on topic. Couldn't all plastic containers simply be made of biodegradable cellulose?
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      Jun 6 2011: Thanks Tony for the points in your comment.
      Well yes, Free in a world of charges is a great dream.
      Currently however in the real world to achieve the highest drinking water standards costs and in some regions of the world to have running clean drinking water in the home is a rarity (due to no infrastructure funds).
      Urbanization requires waste water treatment - COSTs
      The provision of adequate drinking water requires the building of modern, expensive reservoirs or the transportation usually by pipe-line or canal across countries - COSTs.
      This project will ensure the output water for all human people is of a global HIGH standard.
      Currently biodegradable cellulose has numerous draw-backs:
      1. Growing crops to make biodegradable bottles; thereby using more agricultural water supplies.
      2. Currently under 5% of plastic bottles are biodegradable.

      Bioplastics or organic plastics are a form of plastics derived from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable oil, corn starch, pea starch,[1] or microbiota,[2] rather than fossil-fuel plastics which are derived from petroleum. Some, but not all, bioplastics are designed to bio-degrade. (Wikipedia)
      http://www.delish.com/food/recalls-reviews/pepsi-develops-biodegradable-bottle and much more info out there.
      I do hope Tony, we agree that PET bottles have numerous negative environmental issues, such as transportation, leaching of BPA due to heat and the disposal costs.

      Your interest is appreciated.

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