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17 2015 August
By Hannah Ellsbury
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bottled water: bad for environment but beverage makers want us to buy more

Have you seen what’s in the news lately? In our mission to Ban The Bottle, there are challenges along the way. Just last month, The House of Representatives just announced that you can’t ban the sale of bottled water in certain areas. The US House of Representatives effectively said you can’t ban the sale of...

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15 2015 July
By Hannah Ellsbury
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403 National Parks Service Units to Rid of Bottled Water

A campaign to ban commercial bottled water at all 403 National Park Service units is on tap at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Actually, organizers of Corporate Accountability International’s “Think Outside the Bottle” campaign are going first to East Stroudsburg University, on Wednesday at 2 p.m., to prime support for their cause. The...

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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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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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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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