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Jan 8, 2010

The VERIFIED Facts About Bottled Water

We recently saw a graphic floating around Twitter (we won’t link to it because it’s so incredibly misleading) that claimed numerous, inaccurate what-it-called “facts” about bottled water.  Of course, anything tabloidy or salacious-sounding certainly gets picked up and passed around, so the graphic went from person to person around the Twittersphere (and likely beyond).

This week, however, Bottled Water Matters presented its own graphic, similar to the misleading one, but filled with facts and sources about bottled water. People have been spreading it throughout the Twittersphere, so much that it even ended up on an Earth blog on Amazon.com.

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products. Additionally, IBWA requires member bottlers to adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Model Code is an annual plant inspection by an independent, third party organization.

For more information about IBWA, bottled water and a list of member‚ brands, please contact
Chris Hogan, IBWA‚ Vice President of Communications at 703-647-4609 or [email protected].

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