How did Americans begin to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap?
Today is World Water Day: How did Americans begin to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap? Photo: aurelia - Jewels Author/flickr
How the bottled water industry manufactured demand for bottled water, despite tap water being cheaper, tastier, and vastly more environmentally sustainable.
Thanks to Vancovuer councillor, Tim Stevenson, Olympic visitors can now savour Vancouver's thirst-quenching tap water at Olympic Live Sites, despite opposition from Coca-Cola.
Jan 14, 2010
The Church of St John the Evangelist – Parish Hall
154 Somerset Street WestK2P 0H8 Ottawa , ON
Canada45° 25' 5.5488" N, 75° 41' 22.0812" W
Come out to a special evening on Wednesday January 13th and see how you can take a more active role in protecting the values of your community.
Exactly one year ago today the City of Toronto became the largest city in the world to pass a comprehensive ban on bottled water, setting off a wave of backlash against bottled water.
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Alert! Radio #129 - Public Water Campaigns (David Jacks); Workers Assembly in Toronto (Herman Rosenfeld); Palestinian rap group Da Arabian MCs (DAM)
Recent industry analysis shows that countries in the Global South have the best potential for future growth in bottled water sales.
“From Toronto to Vancouver, in big cities and rural towns, municipalities are taking out bottled water and reinvesting in water fountains,” says Joe Cressy of the Polaris Institute.
The University of Winnipeg announced this week that it will become the first university in Canada to end the provision and sale of bottled water campus-wide.