2008
2008

Correcting the record on Fannin County, Georgia

A recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution addresses aquifer and well depletion in Fannin County, Georgia.  Unfortunately, blame is placed on the shoulders of the bottled water componaies that do honest business in the county.

A focus on bottled water singles out the bottled water industry from among the thousands of industrial water users.  This scrutiny does nothing to protect and preserve renewable groundwater resources, nor does it help to arrive at an effective water policy.

read more

Official Statement from the International Bottled Water Association regarding trace pharmaceuticals in the water supply

Alexandria, VA – A recent Associated Press article reports that trace amounts of pharmaceuticals have been found in some U.S. municipal drinking water systems.  The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) would like to remind consumers that bottled water is not simply tap water in a bottle and that the safety and quality of bottled water produced in accordance with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards do not pose a health risk due to pharmaceuticals or other substances.  Bottled water is comprehensively regulated as a packaged food product by FDA. 

read more

Going off on the water debate in Connecticut

Alexandria, Virginia – In his blog yesterday, Connecticut Post Capitol reporter Ken Dixon took a critical look at legislation introduced in that state’s General Assembly that would ban bottled water purchase and bottled water cooler contracts by state government agencies. 

read more
Recycling made easy

Recycling made easy

As Americans, we may be more cognizant of the need to recycle, and an article in The (Raleigh) News & Observer demonstrates the success of comprehensive curbside recycling programs in the city.

read more

What Is Behind The Bottled Water Home Cooler Craze?

More and more people in this country are bypassing the water fountain and opting to drink bottled water instead. This growing trend has been responsible for an explosion of bottled water varieties available on the market today. Many people have even stopped drinking the water from their kitchen faucets and have installed bottled water home coolers. Is this just another crazy fad, or there actually a good reason to switch from tap water to bottled water?

read more

The Hawaiian tax proposal on bottled water: discriminatory and unfair to consumers

A tax on bottled water has been proposed in Hawaii, similar to one that was implemented last year in Chicago.

These taxes single out an industry that is healthy, safe and provides consumers with a choice over many unhealthy beverages.

Hawaii calls its proposed tax a 5-cents-per-container “surcharge” on bottled water produced or distributed in-state.

read more

Crossing the city line for Chicagoan bottled water

Last year, Chicago imposed a 5-cents per-bottle tax to help ease a nearly $200 million budget gap.

Not only is this tax discriminatory against bottled water, but the effects of the extra cost can really hurt business in the city, as we see in Eric Zorn’s column in the Chicago Tribune. 

read more

Bottled vs. tap vs. bottled

The Oakland Press published an opinion piece by Gordon McEvoy outlining the differences between tap and bottled water, along with the differences between bottled products themselves.

read more

Categories

Featured Videos  

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.

Pin It on Pinterest