Bottled water containers make up just 3.3% of all beverage containers in landfills
The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) has released a new infographic explaining the environmental footprint of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottled water containers.
The average weight of a 16.9-ounce bottle has declined 52% since 2000
New data compiled by the Beverage Marketing Corp. (BMC) show that between 2000 and 2014, the average weight of a 16.9-ounce (half-liter) single-serve PET plastic bottled water bottle has declined 52% to 9.25 grams. This has resulted in a savings of 6.2 billion lb of PET resin since 2000.
The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) noted that producing new products from recycled PET (rPET) uses two-thirds less energy than what is required to make products from raw virgin materials. It also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
The bottled water comes from an aboveground source
SNO is donating its bottled glacier water to children's hospitals nationwide, starting with the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. The water has high oxygen content, zero nitrates and other natural pure qualities, making it ideal for for kids and expectant moms. Unlike other bottled waters coming from below ground, SNO comes from above ground and is less likely to be contaminated.
It also was shown to be a water whose natural taste children prefer, according to taste tests conducted by the not-for-profit organization, Kid Critics.
The group urged organizations to eliminate bottled water due to its impact on the environment and because it is an impediment to realizing the human right to water
The International Reference Group of the Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) of the World Council of Churches (WCC), at the conclusion of its recent meeting in Geneva, urged churches and ecumenical organizations in Europe and North America to consider eliminating the use of bottled water due to its adverse impact on the environment and because it is an impediment to realizing the human right to water.
Popularity of flavored water and water enhancers is on the rise
As summer temperatures steadily rise, staying properly hydrated amidst the humidity is something of an art form. With an increasing number of consumers already rejecting carbonated soft drinks for health reasons—combined with the dehydrating effects sugary beverages can potentially have on the body—it seems the temperature is just right for the bottled water market to thrive.
Researchers have used the California mouse species to prove that offspring born to parents who are exposed to BPA receive decreased parental care by both the mother and father
Biparental care of offspring, or care that is administered by both parents, occurs in only a minority of species, including humans. Past studies have shown that maternal care can be negatively affected when females are exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals including bisphenol A (BPA); however, no studies have shown how this chemical can affect maternal and paternal care when both parents are exposed.
Blue Can manufactures pure water in sustainable aluminum packaging. The water has a 50-year shelf life and is targeted for the emergency and disaster preparation market, which commonly uses plastic bottles, packets or storage barrels, which have shorter shelf lives. The company uses a filtration and sterilization process, and when water is placed in the aluminum cans under pressure, it stays pure and fresh for decades.
The company provides bottled water and filtration water coolers and related accessories
MTN Products announced the addition of three new staff members: Eva Guererro, Perry Rowley and Stacey Clemensen.
Guerrero, assistant warehouse/inventory control manager, joins MTN Products with more than eight years of experience in research and development, operations and manufacturing. She will be responsible for supervising warehouse personnel, product forecasts, order fulfillment, freight schedules, inventory analysis and maintenance, and product return processes.
The plant will increase sustainability with a purification system for more than 99% water efficiency
New Logic Research and Niagara Bottling, LLC announced the finalization of an agreement to provide a VSEP brine minimization system for a Niagara facility currently being built in the U.S. The system will enable Niagara to further increase its water efficiency to greater than 99% plant-wide.
VSEP's patented vibratory shear mechanism coupled with a filter pack design keeps its membranes free of obstruction, ensuring trouble-free operation even in the face of difficult feed waters like reverse osmosis (RO) brine.