Va. Governor Reverses State Bottled-Water Ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Bob McDonnell has reversed his predecessor’s ban on state agencies’ and institutions’ purchase of individual-sized plastic water bottles.

Then-Gov. Timothy Kaine issued the directive that the state shouldn’t buy plastic-bottled water, unless there’s an emergency or health reason, as part of an overall government resource-conservation plan. Plastic water bottles are a huge waste source worldwide, and their continued use has…

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McDonnell reverses Kaine’s bottled water ban

Bottled water is making a Capitol Square comeback.

Gov. Bob McDonnell is scrubbing his predecessor’s directive telling state government agencies and institutions not to buy individual-sized water bottles unless there’s an emergency or health reason.

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The Slimming of the Bottles

It is agreat to see E, a environmental magazine, covering bottled water in such a fair way.

They did a nice story on the lightweighting of the bottled water industry. Thanks to Kristin Bender for her reporting.

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Weight of Plastic Bottles down for Earth Day 2010

Good news for Earth Day 2010: A recent analysis performed by the Beverage Marketing Corporation shows that over the past eight years the average gram weight of the 16.9 ounce “single serve” bottled water container has dropped by 32.6%.

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