A recent study conducted in China by Nanjing University and the University of Florida (Effects of storage temperature and duration on release of antimony and bisphenol A from polyethylene terephthalate drinking water bottles of China) misrepresents bottled water and incorrectly infers it to be potentially unsafe.
Some recent media stories have incorrectly claimed that the bottled water industry is a major contributor to California’s ongoing drought.
The reality is that bottled water companies use a very small amount of water when measured against almost any other industry, are dedicated to responsibly protecting and preserving our vital water resources, and help people live healthier lives. IBWA vice president of communications Chris Hogan addressed this specific issue during an August 15, 2014, interview on The Weather Channel.
Twice in one week the LA Times has attempted to cast bottled water as the antihero of California’s ongoing drought, which is both false and misleading. False, because the amount of all groundwater used for bottled water production barely registers on the radar of California groundwater use, and misleading because it just feeds into a mythology of “big water.”
International Bottled Water Association Applauds Federal Bottled Water Consumer Information Legislation
On June 26, 2014, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) applauded federal legislation introduced today by Representative Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Representative Jim Matheson (D-UT), and Representative Richard Nugent (R-FL) that would provide consumers with uniform information about the quality and safety of their bottled water products.