The Environmental Action Organization (EAO) at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., recently won a grant from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute to reduce the use of disposable water bottles on campus. WQP Associate Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Amalie Sonneborn, co-president of EAO, about the goals of the campaign.
Amy McIntosh: What is the mission of EAO?
University group campaigns for a disposable bottle-free campus
Dian C. Taylor honored for ongoing contributions to the water industry
Dian C. Taylor, chair, president and CEO of Artesian Resources Corp., was the recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting on February 22, 2014.
The market size of the Indian bottled water industry is expected to reach $2,442 million by 2017
Research & Markets added the "Sectoral Capsule-Indian Bottled Water & Water Purifier Market Opportunities" report to its offering.
BellLaw.com lists restaurants that prepare food, cook and clean with bottled water
As part of its ongoing initiative to empower Charleston, W.V., residents still affected by January’s water contamination disaster, the Bell Law Firm PLLC is providing a list of area restaurants using bottled water on its website.
Many Americans, Asians and Europeans worry about the quality of their tap water; almost 40% of Americans participating in a new survey said they boiled or filtered their water before drinking it. That level of concern is a key trend in consumer attitudes toward the water they drink at home, work and leisure.
Bottled Water Binge
Attitudes toward tap water lead consumers to search for treatment options
Sales of Poland Spring brand water in the New York metropolitan area topped $506 million in 2013
New Nielsen data from 2013 of packaged beverage sales across retail channels indicate that Poland Spring brand water, the leading product of Nestlé Waters North America, is the best-selling beverage in the New York tri-state area. In addition, it is a bestseller across major Northeast markets, including Boston; Albany, N.Y.; and Hartford/New Haven, Conn.
Sno Glacier Water is high in oxygen, has low TDS, a neutral body pH of 7.4 and zero nitrates
FoodBev.com nominated nitrate-free Sno glacier water from Iceland as one of the Best New Drink Brands in 2013. Sno is available in California at Bristol Farms grocery stores.
Each year the FoodBev.com Awards celebrate creativity and recognizes brands that are eye-catching, creatively dominant, original, unique, practical and useful.
Of the thousands of brands seeking this recognition, FoodBev.com selects only about 100 brands annually to qualify for its award.
Splash Water customers can now choose DS Waters' Sparkletts brand spring or purified water
DS Waters of America Inc., owner of the Sparkletts bottled water brand, acquired Splash Water Inc.'s home and office bottled water delivery business serving the Los Angeles community.
Partnership signals greater expansion for Ferrarelle in U.S. home and office beverage delivery market
Ferrarelle USA has partnered with DS Waters of America Inc. to deliver Ferrarelle’s naturally effervescent bottled mineral water nationwide. DS Waters provides bottled water, water filtration and coffee and tea services to more than 1.4 million customers. DS Waters will add 330- and 750-mL bottles of Ferrarelle to its existing portfolio of regional bottled water brands.
WQA hires experienced manager to promote industry cooperation and opportunity
To help its members with bottled water opportunities and promote industry cooperation, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) hired Barbara Marteney to develop its new bottled water program.
Marteney, with 17 years of in-depth experience in the bottled water and food industries, will help WQA support the bottled water industry through education, certification and consultative services. She will work as an independent contractor for WQA.