As you may recall, in April of last year, the town of Concord, Massachusetts banned the sale of bottled water, making international headlines as the first town in the United States, and maybe even the world, to do so. The ban was set to go into effect in January of this year. However, voters at the annual town meeting, this week, rejected the ban, passing instead a proposal … [Read more...] about Concord, MA Revokes Bottled Water Ban
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America is the land of the free, right? Well some might argue differently, in light of recent Homeland Security developments (i.e. airport "security" checks.) The United States officially became free with the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It's the reason we celebrate the fourth of July every year with fireworks and funnel cakes. It's the reason why a man … [Read more...] about Buying bottled water buys freedom?
When we last saw DePauw University (in early May), the Student Government had voted to ban the sale of bottled water on campus. But that wasn't quite the end of the story. As of May 24, the sale of bottled water is officially banned, and filling stations have been installed with the start of this school year. According to an article in The DePauw, there have been mixed … [Read more...] about DePauw University Bans Bottled Water
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 … [Read more...] about Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water: Thoughts from the IBWA
I just wanted to share some of the response we received to our recent article, "Should Universities Ban Bottled Water." Pennsylvania State University's College of Education Ph. D Candidate, Peter Buckland claims that, "The pros for bottled water are pretty vapid and easily refuted" by the following arguments (directly quoted): People have not turned to less healthy … [Read more...] about Bottled Water Ban – Thoughts from Penn State University