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Tuesday, 15 June 2010
HELPING THE PLANET
Italians (though playing a surprisingly under-achieving game of football against Paraguay in the World Cup last night) are model citizens when it comes to preserving the earth's resources. They eat locally-produced food (much of it grown themselves, whenever possible) and they don't tolerate waste.
Here I am in the exquisite town of Lucca - refilling my water bottle from a fountain. Cool, clean water - which is free. No need for hot tourists or workers to buy yet another un-recyclable plastic bottle of the stuff.
Simple question: Why aren't there more water fountains the world over?
Do you have a simple suggestion for ways to conserve the planet's resources (apart from closing down BP!)?