Glacier Water Services, the largest seller in California and the U.S. of filtered water from vending machines, claims its machines dispense chemical-free drinking water. But the first statewide tests of vended water for chemical contaminants found that one-third of Glacier machines sell water that fails state health standards, and two-thirds fail to live up to Glacier’s marketing claims. In a report released today, Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) say ...[READ MORE]
A friend of mine over on facebook (Tom Morrison) & Blog Author of Enraged911 and I were having a discussion regarding water mining, bottled water and fluoride being added to the drinking water where he lives (Griffin Georgia). He tells me that they are water mining there. "They" meaning he cant tell me who "they" are, because the trucks coming in and leaving with loads of water are not labeled, so it is impossible for him to know who is actually mining the water. Now, herein lies the ...[READ MORE]
Over half of Americans drink bottled water, spending 240-10,000 times more per gallon for bottled water than they do for tap water, a trend largely fueled by the belief that bottled water is safer and healthier than tap water. Is the cost worth it? Controversial reports from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Gland, Switzerland, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in Washington, DC, say no. The 2001 WWF report Bottled Water: Understanding a Social Phenomenon, an overview of the ...[READ MORE]
Use Less Plastic from TakePart on Vimeo. Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today, and much of this plastic has traveled from our hands to our oceans. The most important thing you can do is use less plastic. Join the Blue movement and sign the plastic pledge at SaveMyOceans.com.
Across Canada and the world, people are taking a stand in support of public water and against the privatization of our water resources. It is time to unite and ban bottled water. Join the Canadian Federation of Students, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Sierra Youth Coalition, Development & Peace and the Polaris Institute in the countdown to Canada’s second Bottled Water Free Day! On March 10 2011, communities across Canada and the world will be mobilizing to take action to ban ...[READ MORE]
Contestant #3 in our blog contest: Article by Paula van Dun I visited the waterfilterladysblog and the first line that caught my eye was the line "Are you still drinking bottled water?" My answer to this is no. I seldom drink bottled water. I drink the water as it comes out of my tap. I live in the Netherlands in a region where the water is pretty soft and clean. There has been a test comparing tap water and bottled water in the Netherlands. The results were that bottled water was not healthier ...[READ MORE]
Contestant #1 in our blog contest: Article by Jay Glasgow 60+ Million Plastic Bottles enter our Oceans, Bays & Rivers every year! Monday, February 21, 2011 Jay Glasgow Drinking Water Containers – Fashionable & Eco-friendly? You would think there’s not a decent source of water for thousands of miles, considering the billions of dollars we spend on bottled drinking water. Containers with a brand name attached give us the impression that somehow we are guaranteeing our safety ...[READ MORE]
Ed Amerault - Multipure independent distributor discusses the reason why solid carbon block technology is better than the old gac (granulated activated carbon) water filters.
The Life of a Water Bottle - CNBC
“In the past few months, activists have made claims that the bottled water industry ‘manufactures demand’ for bottled water,” said Tom Lauria, IBWA vice president of communications. “But the truth is that demand for bottled water is ‘consumer driven’, and our video illustrates this important difference by giving viewers insightful background information about the industry and the true reasons of bottled water’s widespread popularity.This is about the lamest video rubuttel by the International ...[READ MORE]