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Kiwi Ingenuity Celebrated At Tokyo Earth Month

For Immediate Release

29th May 2008

Kiwi Ingenuity Celebrated At Tokyo Earth Month Event

A small, innovative New Zealand company is being recognised for its contribution to the environment at a global conference in Japan as part of the Earth Month celebrations.

Five organisations from around the world have been selected to make presentations at the new Ecozzeria building in Tokyo.

The Good Water Company has been asked to speak at the Round Table discussion on June 3 which will focus on “How responsible innovation comes to everyday life”.

The Good Water Project promotes the use of sustainable, bio-based packaging which is made from plant material, and launched a water bottle as a fundraiser for the Sir Peter Blake Trust last September.

Grant Hall from The Good Water Company said, “It is an honour to be recognised internationally as having a best practice business model with respect to society and sustainability. However, it is equally frustrating thinking about how the Government here in New Zealand has never shown much interest or support for this Project.”

The Good Water Project has received little help from the Ministry of the Environment who were not interested in having ‘good’ water present at the World Environment Day celebrations in Wellington next week.

Ten cents of every bottle of ‘good’ sold goes to the Sir Peter Blake Trust to help fund its environmental education programmes for young Kiwis.


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