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Mar 27, 2013

IBWA SUPPORTS CONSUMER ACCESS TO HEALTHY CHOICES IN AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS

For Immediate Release
March 27, 2013
Alexandria, VA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today issued the following statement concerning attempts to restrict consumer access to bottled water in America’s national parks.
“Efforts to eliminate or reduce access to  bottled water in our national parks will force consumers  to choose less healthy drink options  that have more packaging, more additives  (e.g., sugar, caffeine), and greater environmental impacts than bottled water.  

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Mar 12, 2013

WATER BECOMES AMERICA'S FAVORITE DRINK AGAIN

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't too long ago that America had a love affair with soda. Now, an old flame has the country's heart.
As New York City's ban on the sale of large cups of soda and other sugary drinks at some businesses starts on Tuesday, one thing is clear: soda's run as the nation's beverage of choice has fizzled.
In its place? A favorite for much of history: Plain old H2O water.
Read more on USAToday.com.

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Feb 21, 2013

Questioning the bottle ban

Roughly 16 universities across the United States and Canada have banned the sale of bottled water on their campuses, according to the “Ban the Bottle” campaign website. Team Green is hoping to add UR to that list.
The on-campus discussion has focused mainly on whether bottled or tap water is better, with Team Green conducting taste tests and some student surveys.  Unfortunately, that is not the real issue at hand. The real debate is about whether or not banning all bottled water sales is the right decision for this campus.
It’s not.

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