Nothing seems to anger the modern environmentalist more than an empty plastic water bottle. You’d think our otherwise empty landfills were overflowing with Poland Spring and Dasani litter, and you might as well strangle a sea turtle with your bare hands as open an Aquafina. Last week, Phillips Exeter Academy joined the anti-bottled water movement, blocking its sale on campus. Exeter joins Harvard, the University of Vermont and growing list of other cloistered campuses in taking a symbolic stand against a product that more than half of all Americans buy.
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The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products. Additionally, IBWA requires member bottlers to adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Model Code is an annual plant inspection by an independent, third party organization.
For more information about IBWA, bottled water and a list of member‚ brands, please contact
Chris Hogan, IBWA‚ Vice President of Communications at 703-647-4609 or [email protected].