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Nigeria's plastic bottle house

Nigeria's first house built from discarded plastic bottles is proving a tourist attraction in the village of Yelwa.
Hundreds of people - including government officials and traditional leaders - have been coming to see how the walls are built in the round architectural shape popular in northern Nigeria.
The bottles, packed with sand, are placed on their side, one on top of the other and bound together with mud.
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Passengers use bottled water to get overheated train started

Passengers donated bottles of drinking water to get their train working again after it broke down because of the heatwave.

National Express East Anglia train ground to a halt under the baking midday sun outside Ipswich, in Suffolk, after coolant levels dropped causing the engine to cut out.

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IBWA Statement Regarding Maryland’s Decision to Restrict State Employee Access to Bottled Water

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Martin O’Malley’s adoption of guidelines restricting the use of state funds to purchase bottled water. The recommendations were drafted by the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, created and tasked by the legislature with “greening” state spending.

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IBWA Statement on New Research That Shows Choosing Water Helps Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today issued the following statement in response to findings related to healthful hydration, released September 15, 2011, at the Sustaining the Blue Planet: Global Water Education Conference.

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Bottled Water Industry Endorses Senate Recycling Resolution

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) applauds Senator Thomas R. Carper (D) of Delaware and Senator Olympia Snowe (R) of Maine, co-Chairs of the Senate Recycling Caucus and others, for their introduction of U.S. Senate Resolution 251, which expresses support for "the improvement of collection, processing and consumption of recyclable materials throughout the United States” and "policies in the United States that establish the equitable treatment of recycled materials."

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IBWA Applauds Citizens of Concord, MA, for Defeating Proposed Ban on Bottled Water

Alexandria, VA -- At an April 26 annual town hall meeting that garnered nationwide attention, the citizens of Concord, Massachusetts, voted down a proposal to ban the sale of single-serve bottled water. “It is good to see common sense and reasonable public policies prevail in the defeat of this unnecessary and over-reaching measure,” said Joe Doss...

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