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.
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…
I’m sitting in class trying to ignore the pangs of thirst creeping through my throat. All I want is a long gulp of cool water. My mouth feels like the Sahara Desert. In the middle of class I can’t stand it any longer and leave to find a water fountain.
IBWA Statement Regarding Massachusetts Attorney General Upholding Town Of Concord’s Ban On The Sale Of Bottled Water
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) issued the following statement regarding today’s decision by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to support banning bottled water sales in Concord.
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?
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.
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?
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.”