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12 2010 May
By Tomás Bosque
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Battle of the Reusable Bottles: Plastic vs. Aluminum vs. Stainless Steel

It’s no secret we advocate for the use of reusable bottles. But how often have you found yourself at the reusable bottle aisle at REI and had no idea what to choose? I mean, how many sleepless nights must one lose trying to figure out exactly what bottle to purchase!? Well, I probably have not...

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23 2010 April
By Tomás Bosque
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Bottled Water Faces Backlash

Are people beginning to realize that carrying bottled water is almost as bad as smoking while pregnant? A recent CNN article discussed how many consumers are beginning a backlash against bottled water companies. The article noted: “Carrying bottled water is on its way to being as cool as smoking while pregnant,” claims the video “The...

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31 2010 March
By Jo Hensen
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Florida Imposes Bottled Water Tax

Florida’s Senate Commerce Committee voted 7-1 to allow a $.06 tax on every bottle of water purchased in Florida. Great quote to represent this vote This is not a tax. Its a surcharge to save the environment. So true! It is estimated that big water companies pull 3.6million gallons of water DAILY from Florida’s resources....

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02 2010 March
By Tomás Bosque
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Have You Ever Wondered Why You’re Not Thirsty At Night?

I love water. I also enjoy sleeping. But I’ve always wondered why I don’t usually need water during the seven hours I sleep at night. A recent article I read noted the physics behind why we don’t get too dehydrated at night and I’ve posted it for your viewing pleasure below. Brain cells collude to...

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22 2009 December
By Jo Hensen
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The Government Should Support their Agency- the Public Water System

Recently several groups have called the governement out on the carpet about their frivilous spending on bottled water. Corporate Accountability International cited that in 2008 state agencies spent over $525,000 on bottled water 5-gallon jugs. While smaller cities and towns service fewer people, their cost could be less than $100. But it still begs the...

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20 2009 November
By Jo Hensen
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Start Your Own Ban the Bottle Campaign

Here at Ban the Bottle we get a lot of questions on how to implement a Ban the Bottle group at individual workplaces, schools or even just how to make a difference one person at a time. The idea that in 2007 Americans consumed 8.8 billion gallons of bottled can seem daunting when trying to...

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22 2009 September
By Jo Hensen
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5 Reasons Not to Drink Bottled Water

Here is a great starting list of reasons why bottled water isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Bottled water isn’t a good value No healthier than tap water Bottled water means garbage Bottled water means less attention to public systems The corporatization of water See all the explanations at: http://lighterfootstep.com/2008/05/five-reasons-not-to-drink-bottled-water/  ...

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31 2009 August
By Jo Hensen
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Still, Sparkling….or Tap?

A Fashion Trend Meets a Watery Grave – take some to time to readthis interesting Wall Street Journal opinion articleabout the demise of “fancy water” by Eric Felton. “For a little while, carrying a bottle of water was the very symbol of fashionable health-consciousness. But fashions change: Now bottled water is the eco-equivalent of...

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