You may recall a series we did last year on "eco-friendly" bottled water. It appears that PepsiCo and Evian have both jumped on that bandwagon. Evian has introduced a lighter-weight bottle, made with 50 percent recycled PET, and containing 11 percent plastic, that is still 100 percent recyclable. We know that's a lot of percentages, so let us break it down for you this way: … [Read more...] about PepsiCo and Evian “Go Green”
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Bottled rainwater is a growing trend among avid premium bottled water consumers. On Saturday, February 26, six bottled rainwaters will compete in the award-winning Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition: Richard's Rainwater, Oregon Rain, Texas Rain, Tasmanian Rain, SparkleTap and Rainwater Management Solutions. These six will be among over 100 bottled waters … [Read more...] about Bottled Rainwater: A Green Alternative?
No need to visit the tropics to indulge your craving for coconuts - this fruit is now a part of the multi-billion dollar bottled water industry. And, like many other brands of bottled water, it even has quite a few celebrity endorsements. Touted as the natural alternative to sports drinks like Gatorade, coconut water comes from the center of young, green coconuts, and is said … [Read more...] about Coconut Water: The New Celebrity Craze
Thanks to students, Brian Boler, Andy Whitaker and Reid Schilperoort, we can now officially say goodbye to vending machines full of plastic bottles. This team of entrepreneurs has managed to make reusable water bottles even more convenient with their recent class-project-turned-business-venture: Ecowell. A vending kiosk that dispenses hot, cold or carbonated water with a … [Read more...] about Ecowell: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Vending Machines
The family of a woman in Central Indiana who died when a 4,100 pound pallet of bottled water fell on her at a Kroger store is suing Nestle Waters, arguing that the reason for the accident lies in the water bottles' "eco-shape" design. According to the family, these bottles use less plastic, and therefore, can't support as much weight as previous bottles. Now, I'm not a huge … [Read more...] about Nestle Waters Sued for Trying to be Eco-Friendly