News & Media

Nov 20, 2007

Taxes, not a good idea for Chicago

Cool Chicago is becoming a rather hot spot in the debate – or lack thereof – between bottled water and tap water.

The Windy City has put a 5-cent tax on each container of bottled water sold there. Whether this tax will actually hold water is another story, as the move will likely be challenged in court.

In addition, the Chicago Sun-Times reports, City Hall plans to promote the use of tap over bottled and give away or sell blue, red and green stainless steel containers emblazoned with messages about conserving water and hydrating to maintain good health.

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Nov 9, 2007

Green is American

NBC says Green is Universal. We hope so, and it’s plain to see Americans are making strides.

Twenty years ago, the National Recycling Coalition says, there were just 1,000 curbside recycling programs in the U.S. Today, we count more than 10,000. Citizens recycle 33 percent of their waste, a figure that has nearly doubled in the past 15 years.

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