2008
2008

A Water Bottler Speaks Up. About Time.

Like Howard Beale in Network, owners of bottled water companies are mad, and they’re not going to take it anymore.

You’d probably be upset too if people were saying incorrect, inflammatory stuff about your products – especially if your products are a healthy, safe, and convenient option for consumers.

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Governator Vetoes 2 Bills; A Win For Consumers And Water Bottlers

Bottled Water Bill

On September 30, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill introduced by Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes (D-Arleta) that would have mandated California bottled water companies to report to the California Department of Public Health the quantity of water used for bottling…

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A big win for consumers and water bottlers

Water in the Great Lakes was preserved this week by the U.S. House of Representatives when it passed the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, or Annex 2001, by a vote of 309 to 25. Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate approved the measure, which now is headed into a likely signing by President Bush.

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The pause that refreshes

While he was to hang upside down, high in the air, for 60 hours straight, magician David Blaine appears to have taken a break during his “Dive of Death” stunt to get checked by a doctor and drink bottled water. Thanks for the endorsement, David!

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Over 1 Million Bottled Water servings to Hurricane Ike victims

International Bottled Water Association members have so far donated more than 1 million bottled water servings to assist with Hurricane Ike relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana. This number is expected to grow this week as IBWA bottlers, many of which are small mom and pop businesses, continue to dispatch their product to fulfill the growing demand for safe drinking water in storm ravaged coastal areas.

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Bottled Water companies step up to help Hurricane relief

When hurricane season strikes, bottled water is at the top of the list for basic supplies.  And during emergencies, the bottled water industry steps in to help.  Take the case of Nestle Waters North America, which donated 302,568 half-liter bottles of Ozarka and Ice Mountain Brand Natural Spring Water to citizens and disaster relief workers affected by Category 2 Hurricane Gustav. 

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Ban the Bottle? Bad idea

From the Acton Institute:

The problem…is that the arguments of those who would ban bottled water only seem to make sense until we actually think about the likely consequences of a ban.

A tax on bottled water does not eliminate demand for the bottles themselves…To be truly effective in reducing the demand for water bottles, the government would have to tax all beverages sold in plastic bottles.

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Bottled Water - small water use, big health benefits

This cool video shows how bottled water is a very small and very efficient water user that spares people of billions of calories when they choose to drink water over other packaged drinks.

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