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Battle of the bottle: Opposing sides talk bottled water views

You already know that talk of politics or religion brings about spirited and emotional debates. Would you be surprised to know that bottled water has a similar effect? Yes, the package, typically made out of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), has received quite a bit of attention in recent years, both positive and negative.

In 2011, total U.S. bottled water consumption increased to 9.1 billion gallons; up from... 

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LETTER: 'Bottled Water and Tap Water Can and Should Coexist'

April 22, 2013
Ripley Hill Road resident Adriana Cohen explains why she's in favor of repealing Concord's bottled water bylaw at annual Town Meeting.
To the Editor,
I am a member of Concord Residents for Consumer Choice (CRCC), a coalition of Concord conservationists and consumer choice advocates who believe in having the liberty to buy legal, safe products without government interference or penalty. I am a recycler, a tap water drinker and a bottled water drinker. Believe it or not, this is not a contradiction.

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IBWA SUPPORTS CONSUMER ACCESS TO HEALTHY CHOICES IN AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS

For Immediate Release
March 27, 2013
Alexandria, VA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today issued the following statement concerning attempts to restrict consumer access to bottled water in America’s national parks.
“Efforts to eliminate or reduce access to  bottled water in our national parks will force consumers  to choose less healthy drink options  that have more packaging, more additives  (e.g., sugar, caffeine), and greater environmental impacts than bottled water.  

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