NEWS & MEDIA

Jun 4, 2012

Bottled Water Gets a Bad Rap

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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?

Here is some of the negative press about bottled water: It is not a good value per ounce; it is no healthier than tap water; bottled water produces garbage; and bottled water takes money away from municipal water systems.

Those of us who buy bottles of water are not looking for a bargain; we are looking for an alternative to soda and other artificial drinks.  The other drinks are no bargain, either. There are many people who do not want to buy a drink with ascorbic acid, which is added to keep the product aesthetically pleasing.  

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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 chogan@bottledwater.org.

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