Water in glasses instead of plastic bottles at Presidential Secretariat

17 December 2019 07:15 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed relevant authorities to provide water in glasses instead of plastic drinking water bottles at the Presidential Secretariat.

The President Media Division (PMD) said providing plastic drinking water bottles to the participants at various discussions and meetings at the Presidential Secretariat has been in practice for a long period of time.

“This will not continue in the future as President Rajapaksa has directed the authorities to provide water in glasses instead. This will largely reduce the number of used plastic bottles added to the environment. It is expected that other state institutes too will follow this example as much as they can,” it said.

The PMD also said environmental admirers and environmentalists commend the decision taken by the President two days ago.

  Comments - 6

  • Katihar Tuesday, 17 December 2019 07:53 PM

    Real leader always be an example.

    Softie Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:52 AM

    Will all the soft drink producers start filling their disease increasing soft drinks in glass bottles?

    Sam Tuesday, 17 December 2019 08:26 PM

    Great...plstic soft drink bottles shall be banned and use reusable glass bottles. Thank you Mr.President

    Sambo Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:26 AM

    This is a very very good move. Cant we replace plastic soft drink bottles with a disposable and environmentally friendly product.

    cineha Wednesday, 18 December 2019 09:19 AM

    Looks good....still there are pros and cons like the withdrawal of sand transport permit. There will be more wastage of water in this case as the water glasses had to be emptied after the event whether its used or not..

    Sumith Wednesday, 18 December 2019 09:26 AM

    This is Great. Plastic bottle is a waste of money.


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