News and Media Archive for year 2010

Jul 11, 2010

McDonnell reverses Kaine's bottled water ban

Bottled water is making a Capitol Square comeback.
Gov. Bob McDonnell is scrubbing his predecessor's directive telling state government agencies and institutions not to buy individual-sized water bottles unless there's an emergency or health reason.

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May 7, 2010

The Slimming of the Bottles

It is agreat to see E, a environmental magazine, covering bottled water in such a fair way.
They did a nice story on the lightweighting of the bottled water industry. Thanks to Kristin Bender for her reporting.

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Apr 15, 2010

Weight of Plastic Bottles down for Earth Day 2010

Good news for Earth Day 2010: A recent analysis performed by the Beverage Marketing Corporation shows that over the past eight years the average gram weight of the 16.9 ounce “single serve” bottled water container has dropped by 32.6%.

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Mar 23, 2010

New YouTube video highlights how bottled water companies are good stewards of the environment

Bottled Water Matters has released a new YouTube video that looks at actions taken by bottled water companies to protect the environment for future generations.
The Good Stewards of the Environment video highlights specific initiatives that bottled water companies have taken to protect natural resources. Areas covered include groundwater management, reusing packaging resources, reducing waste and giving back to communities by...

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Mar 16, 2010

A New Video: How Water Bottlers Actively Protect the Planet

We have launched a new YouTube video on the bottled water industry’s corporate social responsibility on environmental issues. The video can be seen here. Titled “Bottled Water’s Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility,” an intrepid teenage reporter asks bottled water industry executives about their concern for the environment and what their...

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Feb 8, 2010

Study: Bottled Water Has Small Environmental Footprint

A new study released last week finds that water, in all its forms, has the least environmental impact of any beverage choice. When compared to other packaged beverages, including soft drinks, sports drinks, enhanced waters and juices, bottled water has the lightest environmental footprint.

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