After BeverageDaily.com published a story from a US pressure group this morning alleging that high US bottled water consumption had a hidden cost, we received the following response from the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA).
The Bizarre Insanity of Banning Bottled Water
You may have seen the news on Facebook or heard the stories on NPR: Concord, Massachusetts, has banned bottled water, and certain “liberal” colleges in Vermont have banned it, too. Al Gore spent a lot of his media attention after the huge success of Inconvenient Truth blaming bottled water…
How America Drinks: Water and Wine Surge, Cheap Beer and Soda Crash
One hundred and eighty gallons. It’s enough to fill 11 kegs, four bath tubs, or just one big aquarium. It’s also how much liquid you drink ever year. The question is: 180 gallons of what?
OUR VIEW: Bottled water offers choice
The first two resolutions that require a municipality to become a Blue Community are obvious – recognizing water as a human right and promoting publicly financed, owned and operated water and wastewater services go without saying…
Bottled Water Gets a Bad Rap
These drink cases are from a local convenience store. There are three cases of all other kinds of flavored drinks compared to one case with water. So why is the bottled water industry vilified?
U.S. Bottled Water Sales Are Booming (Again) Despite Opposition
Despite organized anti-bottled-water campaigns across the country and a noisy debate about bottled water’s environmental impact, Americans are buying more bottled water than ever.
In 2011, total bottled water sales in the U.S. hit 9.1 billion gallons — 29.2 gallons of bottled water per person, according to sales figures from Beverage Marketing Corp.
Concord’s cup of smugness runneth over
What do you call a person who lives in a 6,000 square-foot house and buys a third family car for his teenaged child, but wants to ban the sale of bottled water in order to save the planet?
Inane message in a bottle ban
When Concord’s Town Meeting voted to ban the sale of bottled water Wednesday night, one of the ban’s supporters told her fellow Condordians, “We’re not gonna solve all the problems of the world, but this is our one chance to make a really huge statement to the world.”