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College Bottled Water Ban Fails Students

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) says that a decision by the University of Vermont to ban the sale of bottled water, while at the same time mandating that vending machines contain 1/3 healthy beverages, sends a contradictory and confusing message to its students. The decision also restricts freedom of choice for students to choose one of the healthiest beverages available in vending machines.

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Unhealthy Drinks to Avoid

Unhealthy Drinks to Avoid

Avoiding certain beverages can help you avoid unnecessary calories. This article identifies how a simple trip to the supermarket can easily lead you into a calorie-rich mine field even though you’re being ever so careful.

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Recycled water bottles; are you wearing one?

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.

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How falling ill with dysentery inspired a Kenyan teenager

When Joel Mwale was hospitalized with dysentery, his doctors advised him to focus his energies on making a full recovery.

The Kenyan student had caught the illness after consuming contaminated water distributed by his municipal council during the country’s annual dry season.

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AT&T’s New Bottled Water Power Adapter?

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®.

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DePauw University poised to fight back the ban

A DePauw University economics major laments the bottled water ban placed on the University’s campus in May 2010.  Catherine Napier, a senior, notes the lack of beverage choices on her campus and explains her preference for the convenience and taste of bottled water.  As demand (and support) for bottled water grows on campus, the same student body that spearheaded this ban may wind up being the market forces that bring it back.

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No ordinary recycled bridge

No ordinary recycled bridge

This recycled plastic bridge we came across(pun intended), is one of the best ideas we’ve seen. We can all agree that the recycling of plastic in any capacity makes us happy. But this footbridge which spans across the Tweed River in Wales goes above and beyond(last pun, we promise). It’s the sheer volume of plastic that is recycled…

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Bottled Water - small water use, big health benefits

This cool video shows how bottled water is a very small and very efficient water user that spares people of billions of calories when they choose to drink water over other packaged drinks.

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