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21 2015 May
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Bottled water companies under fire amid California’s drought

BY PETER HECHT Environmental groups have long taken aim at bottled water companies for contributing to the glut of plastic bottles that clog landfills, streams and waterways. Now, amid California’s drought, they’re looking at the water itself. Groups such as Food & Water Watch, the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, are newly energized as California’s historic...

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15 2015 May
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Black + Bum

New Cunning Ways To Ban The Bottle In Style

No more disposables in landfills! 22 billion plastic water bottles are discarded around the world every year. Lets work together to reduce this number by promoting the use of reusable water bottles! Below are some of today’s ingenious recyclable, filtered water bottles ! 1. Black + Blum “eau good” filter water bottle with Japanese binchotan charcoal, Black-Blum...

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06 2015 May
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Concord Activists Honored By EPA For Bottled Water Ban

Jean Hill and Jill Appel, whose activism led to Concord becoming the first town in the nation to ban single-serve water bottles, were among 11 Massachusetts residents recognized yesterday by the EPA at the 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New...

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28 2015 April
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Nestle running on expired permit for piping out water

Nestle Waters North America has been piping water out of a Southern California national forest on a permit that expired in 1988, and now U.S. Forest Service officials say they will make it a priority to look into the issue and carry out an environmental analysis. The company’s pipeline taps into springs in Strawberry Canyon,...

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16 2015 April
By Hannah Ellsbury
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bottled water waste

Council to ban bottled water at most city-run events

Thunder Bay city council passed a resolution this month to ban the sale of bottled water at most city-run events. Thunder Bay already has a policy in place that limits the distribution of bottled water at city facilities, such as city hall, where safe, potable water is available. The policy does allow for bottled water under certain...

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13 2015 April
By Hannah Ellsbury
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UCF students fill fountain with 250,000 water bottles

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player The University of Central Florida’s Reflection Pond was filled with plastic water bottles as part of a campaign to raise awareness about waste generated at the school. Students Wednesday littered the pond with 250,000 plastic bottles. Organizers say they will be handing out information to students as they walk by...

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09 2015 April
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Americans Trying to Wean Themselves Off the Bottle (Water Bottle, that is)

Every day, Americans go through 50 million plastic water bottles.  And it takes more than 17 million barrels of oil to meet our demand for bottled water, since most plastics are derived from petroleum. That’s enough energy to fuel more than a million cars and power nearly 200,000 homes every year.  Never mind how much...

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01 2015 April
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Strong Advocate Pushes For Ban in Vancouver

Kelly Newton loves how beautiful it is in Vancouver and she wants to keep it that way. That’s why the 25-year-old, who was born and raised here, started a petition last week called “Take Back the Tap Vancouver” on Change.org to ban the sale of plastic water bottles with a capacity of less than one...

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