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Choosing Healthy Hydration, Bottled Water Sales, Consumption Increasing

New data from the the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) show that in 2015 Americans’ consumption of bottled water increased by 7.9 percent and bottled water sales are up 8.9 percent since the previous year. In fact, BMC now indicates that bottled water is poised to overtake carbonated soft drinks as America’s largest beverage category by volume by 2017, if not by the end of 2016.

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FACT CHECK: 24,000 Chemicals?

Recently, a Twitter meme about a German study on endocrine disrupting chemicals has been making the rounds with headlines like – “Bottled water found to contain over 24,000 chemicals, including EDCs.”  While dramatic and scary sounding, these claims are not actually accurate.  In fact, many of the Tweets and social media posts are misleading and false, such as those claiming that PET plastic bottled water bottles contain BPA.
So, what did this study’s data actually show?

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IBWA Statement Regarding National Park Service’s Contradiction on Bottled Water and Healthy Food Standards

Alexandria, VA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today issued the following statement concerning the recent contradictory efforts by the National Park Service to ban the sale of bottled water in certain parks, while at the same time promoting healthier menus at national park facilities.

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Battle of the bottle: Opposing sides talk bottled water views

You already know that talk of politics or religion brings about spirited and emotional debates. Would you be surprised to know that bottled water has a similar effect? Yes, the package, typically made out of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), has received quite a bit of attention in recent years, both positive and negative.

In 2011, total U.S. bottled water consumption increased to 9.1 billion gallons; up from... 

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LETTER: 'Bottled Water and Tap Water Can and Should Coexist'

April 22, 2013
Ripley Hill Road resident Adriana Cohen explains why she's in favor of repealing Concord's bottled water bylaw at annual Town Meeting.
To the Editor,
I am a member of Concord Residents for Consumer Choice (CRCC), a coalition of Concord conservationists and consumer choice advocates who believe in having the liberty to buy legal, safe products without government interference or penalty. I am a recycler, a tap water drinker and a bottled water drinker. Believe it or not, this is not a contradiction.

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WATER BECOMES AMERICA'S FAVORITE DRINK AGAIN

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't too long ago that America had a love affair with soda. Now, an old flame has the country's heart.
As New York City's ban on the sale of large cups of soda and other sugary drinks at some businesses starts on Tuesday, one thing is clear: soda's run as the nation's beverage of choice has fizzled.
In its place? A favorite for much of history: Plain old H2O water.
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The Bizarre Insanity of Banning Bottled Water

You may have seen the news on Facebook or heard the stories on NPR: Concord, Massachusetts, has banned bottled water, and certain "liberal" colleges in Vermont have banned it, too. Al Gore spent a lot of his media attention after the huge success of Inconvenient Truth blaming bottled water...

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