Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water: Thoughts from the IBWA

Vice President of Communications for the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), Tom Lauria, refutes the argument that bottled water should be banned in colleges and universities, in a response to our recent article on banning bottled water.

His response is published in a separate article, “Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water,” and in it, he presents his reaction to both sides of the debate.  Overall, it’s pretty clear that he’s against a bottled water ban.  While we at Filter’s Fast advocate filtering tap water over purchasing bottled water, we do believe that everyone should have a chance to express their views, so we hope you’ll take some time to read and take part in the debate as well.  Perhaps you have arguments for the other side – Tap Water Vs. Bottled Water?  E-mail if you’d like to participate.

Should Your School Ban Bottled Water?

With all the recent buzz about the dangers of bottled water, we thought we’d look into the issue a bit more.  Within the last few years, we’ve found that there have been several campaigns on university campuses to ban the sale of plastic water bottles.  Many of these campaigns have resulted in successful bans, but the debate remains heated.  Should colleges and universities ban the sale of bottled water on campus? Strong arguments exist for both sides of the debate.  We have written an article entitled, “Should Universities Ban Bottled Water,” which lists the main reasons for and against a bottled water ban.  This list applies, not just to university campuses, but to any place that is or has been in the middle of a campaign to ban bottled water.

Can you think of any arguments that are not included in this list?  Let us know what you think, and don’t forget to cast your vote in our most recent poll on this issue.