Restaurants cut back on bottled water
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MINNEAPOLIS — Some Twin Cities restaurants are pledging to reduce their use of bottled, non-carbonated water and to promote city tap water.
It’s part of an effort to cut down on plastic and glass waste.
Fourteen restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul have signed the pledge. The group Corporate Accountability International is organizing the Think Outside the Bottle campaign, which is also under way in Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, St. Louis and Chicago.
The group’s Midwest organizer, Amber Collett, says, "Water is a basic human right, not a commodity to be bought and sold."
Birchwood Cafe owner Tracy Singleton says it wasn’t easy to sign the pledge, since she doesn’t like telling people "they can’t drink water from a bottle." But Singleton says she does want to make customers "more aware of it."