When my mother asked about the topic for my latest column, I replied, “The proposed ban on bottled water.” She replied, “Who in their right mind would ever ban that?”
Concord has long been hailed the birthplace of liberty in America; a state holiday, Patriots’ Day, celebrates the history of Paul Revere’s ride and the minutemen’s first stand against the British in 1775 each year in the historic town. And yet among this culture of embracing freedom, a misguided campaign threatens one of our most basic civil liberties: consumer choice
I was dismayed to learn the other day that VSTEP had finally won the battle to ban bottled water on campus, a classic display of great intentions turned into worst possible outcome.
ALEXANDRIA, VA –The International Bottled Water Association’s (IBWA) consumer website www.bottledwatermatters.org (BWM) has launched a new YouTube video that provides bottled water facts to help counter anti-bottled water activism on college campuses.
Alexandria, VA – A New Year marks a perfect time to start new routines, and many of the resolutions people make involve trying to lead healthier lives. The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) offers this list of five reasons consumers should make bottled water a part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in 2012.
An interesting New York Times article discusses the use of plastics to make fleece. It was not until 1993 that industry-leasers Patagonia and Polartec began pursuing the use of recycled plastics in their materials. In recent years, however, the industry has greatly improved the use of recycled plastics (such as bottled water containers) to embrace environmental issues and still keep consumers warm and comfortable.
Alexandria, VA – On America Recycles Day, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) encourages people to become more aware of the importance of recycling and to choose consumer products that are packaged in recyclable material, such as single serve PET bottled water and Home Office Delivery water cooler containers.
AT&T with their focus on energy conservation and being good stewards of the earth has launched a new “green” Back-Up Battery Charger. The external casing is made from recycled post-consumer water-cooler bottles and consists of about 25% of its composition. The Motorola P793 shuts down when it reaches a full charge and is the first product AT&T has ever sold that is certified CarbonFree®.