Bonnyrigg High School students will be well prepared for summer with the school fitted with a permanent water refill station as reward for their success in the inaugural Sydney Water Brand without a Bottle short film competition.
A year 7 class were named as finalists in the competition and were given the opportunity to film their storyboard where they had to convince people to use tap water instead of buying bottled water.
Their film The Jogger followed the story of a dehydrated runner in the search for tap water and finishes with the slogan: bring back the tap.
Managing Director at Sydney Water Kevin Young, said he hoped that all the students involved will be “inspired” to go back to their schools and homes and share the story about the problems associated with plastic water bottles.
Plastic bottles take anywhere from 400 to 1,000 years to breakdown and are among the 10 most common rubbish items picked up on Clean up Australia Day. Sydney Water removes over 1 million plastic bottles from Sydney’s waterways every year.
Entries for the 2018 Brand without a bottle competition open on November 19.