Black kitchen fountains ‘out of control’ and ‘waste of money’
Posted July 01, 2019 14:29:51 Australia’s black kitchen sink is “out of date” and “wasteful”, according to the National Black Business Council (NBBC).
Key points:The NBBC says more than 70% of the nation’s black households do not have access to safe drinking waterThe company is appealing the rulingA ban on the use of disposable black kitchen sinks is being introduced in Victoria and QueenslandThe company says it is working with local authorities to implement a new ban on disposable black sink fittings in VictoriaThe ban on using disposable black sinks is a new policy announced by the Victorian Government in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed the lives of more than 30,000 people.
“The new policy will be effective from September 1st and the current ban on plastic fittings will be extended until November 1st,” a spokesperson for the NBBC said in a statement.
“Black kitchens are now a common fixture in most Australian homes and businesses, but there is still a significant proportion of Australian households that do not own them.”
For this reason, we are appealing the Victorian government’s decision and are calling on local authorities across Australia to implement safe drinking and waste water management measures as quickly as possible.
“The ban will come into effect in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales from September 31st, and in South Australia from December 1st.
The spokesperson said the new ban would help prevent further outbreaks, but the ban will only be in place until there are no more black kitchens in the region.
The NBFC’s chief executive, Michelle Young, said that as the number of black kitchen uses increased, more and more families had to make do with using disposable sink fittins.”
If we had a situation where it was just a few people, then it would have been more effective,” Ms Young said.”
But now, there are many more families that don’t have access [to black kitchen] because there is just not enough of it.
“She said the ban was needed to make sure the people who did have access had access to water.”
We need to ensure that people have access.
It’s not just a matter of a few or a few hundred people,” Ms Short said.
The NSW Government is expected to introduce a similar ban later this month, with the introduction of the new policy likely to be delayed until after the November election.
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