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Bottled Water Industry

Bottled Water Will Outsell Soda for the First Time This Year

Grub Street | Posted 08.09.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

(Photo: John Lawson, Belhaven) By Clint Rainey In 100 years, when humans stop to ponder the appeal of Soylent-flavored seltzer, they'll remember 201...

Lydia O'Connor

Nestle Denies California Bottled Water Factories Contribute To Drought | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.08.2015 | Green

Nestle, the world's largest food company, on Tuesday defended its bottled water operations in drought-plagued California after critics slammed the com...

If You Want To Help Ease California's Drought, Lay Off The Bottled Water

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.10.2015 | Green

California's in the middle of an epic drought -- but that hasn't stopped bottled water production in the state. Even as residents face mandatory cutba...

Guess What San Francisco Is Banning Now?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

San Francisco may implement one of the strictest bottled water bans in the country if the Board of Supervisors approves a proposal to ban its sale on ...

People Still Crave This Even At High Prices

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

(Adds details, comments on tea) By Martinne Geller and Carey Gillam CHICAGO, March 12 (Reuters) - Consumers are shunning...

Another Cost of Bottled Water: Environmental Injustice and Inequity

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There is new and growing evidence that the failure to provide safe drinking water, or the fear (or reality) of contamination in tap water that forces people to buy bottled water, imposes special financial burdens on poor and minority communities.

Sustainability Isn't a Four-Letter Word -- It's a Fourteen Letter Word

Brandon Boyd | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green
Brandon Boyd

The word 'Sustainability' is quite evocative isn't it? Not so much so as words like, 'Murder', 'Socialist', 'Sex' or 'Religion'. But what it shares with these other rabble rousing terms is that it evokes something different in each person the word is fired at.

Fiji Water: When Environment, Politics, and Economics Collide Over Bottled Water

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

This week, Fiji Water threatened to close their water bottling plant in Fiji -- not because they object to the country's military regime, but because the government announced that they intend to increase the business tax on bottled water.

Popping the Bottled Water Bubble

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There are new data to support the idea that consumers are beginning to reconsider their recent love affair with bottled water. For three decades, bott...

I'm Done With Celebrity Endorsements

Stephanie Soechtig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Soechtig

You can't turn around these days without seeing a Hollywood A-lister endorsing a product, but often they are endorsing products that aren't good for us and aren't good for the environment.

Stop Drinking Bottled Water Now! (Infographic)

Brian Clark Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian Clark Howard

Due to editorial consideration, the infographic and accompanying text have been removed from this post....

Teaching Kids (and the Rest of Us) About the Oil Spill

Jenn Sturiale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenn Sturiale

I spied a disposable water bottle nearby, and it struck me: what better, more direct way to teach kids-- and adults, for that matter-- about how we've gotten ourselves into this mess in the first place?

Jason Linkins

Bottled Water Industry Combats Anti-Green Perceptions With Pretend Journalism (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The bottled water industry, fighting back against accusations that they are a significant contributor to environmental degradation, has released this magical video of glorious greenwashing.

Using Misleading Science to Fool the Public: Bottled Water, BP's Gulf Oil Spill, and Climate Change

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Here are three examples from recent interactions between policy and science where science and statistics are being misused in a similar manner to mislead the public and policy makers.

The Cost of Bottled Water

Ed Begley Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ed Begley Jr.

Not only does bottled water take valuable water resources from locations around the country that need them, but it uses huge amounts of fossil fuel to bottle and deliver it, leaving in its wake a literal ocean of unrecycled plastics.

Germans and Their Scornful View of Tap Water

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

Germans are brainwashed into drinking bottled water, and requests for tap water at a restaurant are often met with scorn, sour expressions, or downright refusal.

Tap, Tap, Tap Water

Ina Pinkney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ina Pinkney

For the last three decades, prominent restaurants have been used as a vehicle to promote this sadly wasteful product. And just like consumers, many of us have been lead to believe that what's in the bottle is somehow safer than what is in the tap.

Aqua Fina or Aqua Finite?

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dionne

Recently, governors and legislatures... approved the Great Lakes Compact, a landmark agreement that bans the sale and diversion of water outside the region.

Bottled Water: The Height of Stupidity

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Francis

Bottled water is a joke, one of the biggest consumer and taxpayer ripoffs ever. I applaud California A.G. Jerry Brown who said recently that he will sue to block a proposed water-bottling operation in Northern California by Nestle.

Spiritual Water: Saving Souls, One Sip At A Time (VIDEO)

Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Verena von Pfetten

Like every other lazy (and/or honest) human being out there, I'll gladly take the easy way over the hard one any day. So when I happened upon the utte...