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06 2014 August
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Reiterating Why You Should Not Buy Bottled Water

USA Business Daily put together this well-written, fact-based post on why you should not buy bottled water. Not only because of the cost factor, but also the harmful chemicals plastic bottles leach into the water and eventually into your body. Scares over possible water contamination have helped boost demand for bottled water over the last few...

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22 2014 July
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Scarborough Fourth Grader Leads Effort to Ban Bottled Water in School

SCARBOROUGH — Did you know Americans use 1,000 plastic water bottles every second, and almost all will end up in landfills, even though they can be recycled? Nina Chase, a rising fourth-grader at Wentworth Intermediate School, knows. And she’s doing something about it. Chase, 9, wants her school to be free of plastic water bottles,...

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17 2014 July
By Hannah Ellsbury
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The Invisible High Price of Your Little Bottle of Water

Bottled water is usually a waste of money and, beyond that, an environmental mess. American buy 50 billion bottles of water each year, and recycle less than one-fourth of those bottles. It’s a tremendous source of landfill waste, but worse, 17 million barrels of oil are used each year to produce those bottles. That’s enough...

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09 2014 July
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Owen Sound Takes After a Bottled Water Free Community

Owen Sound is now a step closer to becoming a “Blue Community.” Liz Zetlin, representing a group of local residents, asked city council Monday night to adopt a water commons framework that recognizes water as a human right, promotes publicly financed, owned and operated water and waste water systems and bans the sale of bottled...

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30 2014 June
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Free Access to Filtered Water for London Tube Commuters

Commuters at Hammersmith Bus Station and Tube station in London can now get access to free chilled, filtered mains water in an effort to cut waste. For the first time, thirsty commuters will be able to refill their drink containers with free chilled and filtered mains-water thanks to a new initiative by Thames Water and...

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23 2014 June
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Glastonbury Festival Emulates Burning Man “Leave No Trace”

Next weekend’s Glastonbury festival is to combat the scourge of the plastic water bottle as part of a long-term strategy to become the world’s most environmentally friendly outdoor musical event. Festival organizers are targeting the disposable bottle – one of the most conspicuous symbols of the throwaway culture that each year leaves the 900-acre Somerset...

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13 2014 June
By Hannah Ellsbury
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New Federal Law Aimed at Improving Public Drinking Water

The International Water Bottle Association (IBWA) sent out a press release this week [Tues/10] “applauding” a new federal law aimed at improving public drinking water. Although some might consider this unusual, the bottled water industry sources almost half of its water from municipal supplies. “We don’t oppose tap water,” IBWA spokesperson Chris Hogan told us....

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04 2014 June
By Hannah Ellsbury
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