IBWA recently developed a helpful new infographic designed to visually communicate some important facts about bottled water – namely that its water use and environmental footprint are far smaller than some might realize. It also shows that bottled water is a healthy beverage and great choice for those seeking to make smarter choices when it comes to their diets and lifestyle decisions.
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.
On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, IBWA participated in the local “Which Way L.A.?” segment of the national NPR radio show To The Point, hosted by KCRW’s Warren Olney. The segment was related to the 100 year anniversary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, celebrated this year.
Recently, a Twitter meme about a German study on endocrine disrupting chemicals has been making the rounds with headlines like – “Bottled water found to contain over 24,000 chemicals, including EDCs.” While dramatic and scary sounding, these claims are not actually accurate. In fact, many of the Tweets and social media posts are misleading and false, such as those claiming that PET plastic bottled water bottles contain BPA.
When taking advantage of the warm weather or just heading out on the day’s errands, always keep some bottled water handy and remember to stay hydrated when on the go.
IBWA Statement Regarding National Park Service’s Contradiction on Bottled Water and Healthy Food Standards
Alexandria, VA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today issued the following statement concerning the recent contradictory efforts by the National Park Service to ban the sale of bottled water in certain parks, while at the same time promoting healthier menus at national park facilities.
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.