Washington moves to ban "detrimental" bottled water operations

February 26, 2020 by  
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Washington state, known for mountains, glaciers and rainforests, has an abundance of fresh water. To protect those natural resources , the state senate has passed a bill that will ban any new water bottling permits. Bill SB 6278, “An act relating to water withdrawals for commercial bottled water production; and amending RCW 90.03.290” was approved by the senate on February 17 and is currently progressing through the house. The bill will take effect retroactively to any applications as of January 1, 2019, effectively banning any new bottling operations in the state. Related: Arsenic found in bottled water sold at major retailers For definition, bottled water is clearly defined as any water labeled or marketed for sale as water in any type of container. Spring water or enhanced water is also included in the ban; however, it does not include products made from water that are not marketed as water. The state also included a clause stating that the limitation does not apply to municipal water suppliers or in the case of a state of emergency, drought or public health emergency — an argument from representatives of the bottled water industry. According to the bill, “the commercial production of bottled water is deemed to be detrimental to the public welfare and the public interest.” With water campaigners promoting the notion that private companies should not profit from public resources, the Washington senate was moved into action. Harvesting the water allows the industry to deplete a natural resource, put it in a plastic bottle and ship it out of state, all while collecting water for almost nothing and seeing exorbitant profits. With water being the No. 1 bottled drink in the United States, the production is bound to have consequences at the source, and there have been several instances of groundwater pollution as well as arsenic being diverted to water treatment plants without notifications regarding the toxins. Washington will be the first state in the nation to enact such a ban, but other states have similar legislation in the works, including Maine and Michigan introducing state bills and both Oregon and Montana recently passing ballot measures. + Washington State Legislature Via The Guardian Images via Pixabay

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What’s Wrong With Bottled Water

January 24, 2020 by  
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Fancy reusable bottles have long since replaced brand name bottled … The post What’s Wrong With Bottled Water appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Earth911 Inspiration: Helen Keller on Earth’s Eager Awakening

January 24, 2020 by  
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Although she could neither see nor hear, Helen Keller rejoiced … The post Earth911 Inspiration: Helen Keller on Earth’s Eager Awakening appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Study: Microplastics Common in Bottled Water

April 30, 2018 by  
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The Rise of the Plastic Water Bottle

September 7, 2017 by  
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One of my biggest pet peeves is plastic water bottles. Why are we paying for something that is free? When did it become weird to carry around your own reusable water bottle? When I was a kid, single-use water bottles weren’t a thing. I grew…

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Bio-Based Bottle for Water in the Works

April 5, 2017 by  
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The two biggest bottled water companies in the world — Danone and Nestlé Waters — are teaming up to change plastic packaging in the food and beverage industry. To accomplish the feat, they’re bringing in a California startup called Origin…

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How marketing can boost reusable bottle use

June 24, 2016 by  
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If we want to promote reusable water bottles as a more sustainable option to bottled water, marketing has to be our primary focus.

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China’s bottled water companies are bottling melting Tibetan glaciers and selling it for a premium price

November 18, 2015 by  
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In China, like most other developed countries, premium bottled water represents a hefty market share. This isn’t a vending machine beverage we’re talking about; most of that is just tap water anyway. We’re talking about something much different and, if you believe the marketing department, better. Think artesian springs, think crystal clear babbling brooks, think Mount Everest. Wait, what? That’s right. Tibetan officials are encouraging companies to tap Himalayan glaciers for premium water, and China thinks that sounds like a stellar idea. Read the rest of China’s bottled water companies are bottling melting Tibetan glaciers and selling it for a premium price

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If you are craving a $41 bottle of melted glacier water, check out this Belfast hotel

October 6, 2015 by  
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If you thought it was difficult to choose a wine for your dinner, stay far away from this hotel in Belfast, Ireland, where you’re expected to understand which water  perfectly pairs with your salmon. Once home to the world’s most expensive cocktail — the Original Mai Tai, made with the most exclusive Jamaican Rum from J. Wray and Nephew at a cost of $1,270 — the Merchant Hotel in Belfast now has the world’s most exclusive menu of water , including one variety that will set you back $41 for a bottle. Read the rest of If you are craving a $41 bottle of melted glacier water, check out this Belfast hotel

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BIG unveils lush mountain-like terraced building infused with nature

October 6, 2015 by  
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