Tide Rising Against Bottled Water

Water fight: A $2-million Canadian campaign for the Brita water filtration system targets the bottled water industry with an environmental message. (BRITA)  A viral video can only do so much. Last November, Evian landed in the Guinness World Records when a delightful commercial  featuring roller-skating toddlers dancing to a remix of the ’70s hit Rappers Delight scored more than 45 million […]

Campaign For Decreasing The Consumption Of Bottled Water

Water Advocates at Wiki Spaces SUMMARY OF RESULTS In starting our journey to campaign for decreasing the consumption of bottled water, our goals and objectives were clear. We want to promote the principle of sustainable development and increase awareness regarding the harmful environmental and health effects of drinking bottled water. We decided to target University […]

Water or Cola? What Should You Be Drinking?

ASN SPORTS AND FITNESS NEWS . . . Water or cola? What should you be drinking? WATER 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half world population)  In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.  Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as […]

A World Of Reasons To Ditch Bottled Water

Bottled water manufacturers’ encourage the perception that their products are purer and safer than tap water. Bottled water can cost up to 10,000 times more per gallon than tap water. But the reality is that tap water is actually held to more stringent quality standards than bottled water, and some brands of bottled water are […]

Bottled Water Is Wasteful

The environmental cost of the massive consumption of bottled water has led some U.S. and Canadian local governments to consider a ban its sale. While this seems an extreme response, the scientific concerns are well-founded, and the facts may surprise you. Fact #1.  Bottles used to package water take over 1,000 years to bio-degrade and if […]

Unbottling The Issues with Bottled Water

By Madeline Green Class of 2010: Math Major and Environmental Studies Minor BC: CS092 / PS392 / FA294  December 11, 2008  THE CONFLICT WITH BOTTLED WATER Large corporations spend billions of dollars on advertising, successfully convincing consumers to pay for products they can get for free and of the same quality. Bottled water is exceedingly popular in […]

5 Reasons Not To Drink Bottled Water

It’s expensive, wasteful and — contrary to popular belief — not any healthier for you than tap water. By Chris Baskind Mon, Mar 15 2010 at 1:04 PM BOTTLES, BOTTLES EVERYWHERE: Bottled water produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year. (Photo: quinn.anya/Flickr) Bottled water is healthy water — or so marketers would have […]

Local Water Quality

February 8th 2021 by Harvey Grennan The Sydney Morning Herald SEVENTEEN of the 106 country town water supplies in NSW fail to comply with water quality standards, says a report that threatens to remove their control from local councils. The Regional Towns Water Quality and Security report prepared for Infrastructure Australia by consultant Aecom finds […]

The Sunday Telegraph

The Sunday Telegraph AUGUST 26 2021 BY LAURA SPERANZA TAKE a closer look at your bottle of “pure” water: it’s probably sourced from the tap. Millions of unsuspecting customers are buying filtered tap water and boiled rainwater at massive mark-ups of more than 180,000 per cent. Several manufacturers admit they fill their bottles from the […]

Ultraviolet Water Treatment

Everything You Need to Know about Ultraviolet Water Purification 
by John Mone A number of factors combine to make ultraviolet radiation a superior means of water purification for rainwater harvesting systems. Ultraviolet radiation is capable of destroying [UV does not actually destroy, but inactivate bacteria, see note] all types of bacteria. Additionally, ultraviolet radiation disinfects […]


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