BDS movement targets St. Clair Ave. store


Kym Klopp had never heard of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement when she decided five years ago to carry SodaStream products in her darling store on St. Clair Ave. West.

Since her store — Ecoexistence — sells all kinds of products dedicated to improving the environment, she thought SodaStream’s environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bottles was a natural fit.

The Israeli product transforms tap water into sparkling water, which is contained in a reusable bottle. It does so using a gas canister — most of the company’s models do not need electricity either.

“I was happy never to see another plastic water bottle,” Klopp said during a recent visit to her store. “My store is about the environment … this is an environmental product … it’s amazing how much plastic it is saving.”

About two years ago, the very first BDS advocate visited her store….

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