Alexandria, Virginia – In his blog yesterday, Connecticut Post Capitol reporter Ken Dixon took a critical look at legislation introduced in that state’s General Assembly that would ban bottled water purchase and bottled water cooler contracts by state government agencies.
More and more people in this country are bypassing the water fountain and opting to drink bottled water instead. This growing trend has been responsible for an explosion of bottled water varieties available on the market today. Many people have even stopped drinking the water from their kitchen faucets and have installed bottled water home coolers. Is this just another crazy fad, or there actually a good reason to switch from tap water to bottled water?
A tax on bottled water has been proposed in Hawaii, similar to one that was implemented last year in Chicago.
These taxes single out an industry that is healthy, safe and provides consumers with a choice over many unhealthy beverages.
Hawaii calls its proposed tax a 5-cents-per-container “surcharge” on bottled water produced or distributed in-state.
The Oakland Press published an opinion piece by Gordon McEvoy outlining the differences between tap and bottled water, along with the differences between bottled products themselves.
The Windy City has put a 5-cent tax on each container of bottled water sold there. Whether this tax will actually hold water is another story, as the move will likely be challenged in court.
NBC says Green is Universal. We hope so, and it’s plain to see Americans are making strides.