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.
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is proud and excited to be a supporter of a collaboration between the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to encourage Americans to make an easy choice to help improve their health and well-being every day: drink more water.
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.
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Ripley Hill Road resident Adriana Cohen explains why she’s in favor of repealing Concord’s bottled water bylaw at annual Town Meeting.
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.
As New York City’s ban on the sale of large cups of soda and other sugary drinks at some businesses starts on Tuesday, one thing is clear: soda’s run as the nation’s beverage of choice has fizzled.