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
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.”
Nothing seems to anger the modern environmentalist more than an empty plastic water bottle. You'd think our otherwise empty landfills were overflowing with Poland Spring and Dasani litter, and you might as well strangle a sea turtle with your bare hands as open an Aquafina. Last week...
When my mother asked about the topic for my latest column, I replied, “The proposed ban on bottled water.” She replied, “Who in their right mind would ever ban that?”
Concord has long been hailed the birthplace of liberty in America; a state holiday, Patriots’ Day, celebrates the history of Paul Revere’s ride and the minutemen’s first stand against the British in 1775 each year in the historic town. And yet among this culture of embracing freedom, a misguided campaign threatens one of our most basic civil liberties: consumer choice.
I was dismayed to learn the other day that VSTEP had finally won the battle to ban bottled water on campus, a classic display of great intentions turned into worst possible outcome.