The famously stringent Park Slope Food Co-op is giving those who hate it one more reason to hate it and those who love it one more reason to love it by joining restaurants like the Waverly Inn and Gemma in ceasing the sale of bottled water (as The Brooklyn Paper points out, 30 million bottles end up in landfills every day, which wastes enough petroleum over the course of a year to fuel 100,000 cars). The paper asks whether the co-op is guilty of “hydro-hypocrisy,” since it didn’t bother looking for an environmentally sound water; the co-op responds that it’s less about environmentalism and more about an investment in New York City tap. Don’t look for Evian’s “palace bottle” there anytime soon.
Banned! Food Co-op no longer bottled up [Brooklyn Paper]