IBWA Supports National Groundwater Awareness Week

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International Bottled Water Assn.
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The week focuses on America’s need to protect and maintain water from underground aquifers

The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) is a sponsor of National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10 to 16, 2013. The annual commemoration marking America’s need to protect and maintain water from underground aquifers is spearheaded by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).

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March 15, 2013

Celebrities Launch New Water Venture With Social Media 'Take Over'

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Aquahydrate
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Aquahydrate bottled water launch attracts 2 billion media impressions

Mark Wahlberg and Sean "Diddy" Combs launched their newest venture, water brand Aquahydrate. The brand kicked things off with a press conference and has secured 2 billion media impressions thus far.

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March 13, 2013

Spring Water Brand, Gold Medalist Inspire Gymnasts

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Nestle Waters North America
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Aly Raisman to offer advice, reflect on her journey and provide a peek into her 2016 training routine

Poland Spring Brand 100% natural spring water welcomed two-time Olympic gold-medalist Aly Raisman back from the west coast. Poland Spring and Raisman will be at the American Cup at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., to celebrate her preparations for 2016 with fans. Poland Spring was Raisman’s first New England sponsor after returning from the London Olympics in August 2012.

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March 11, 2013

Reports Show Increased Bottled Water Recycling

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IBWA
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Recycling rate for bottled water reaches nearly 39%

The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) announced that new data from the National Assn. for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and the Beverage Marketing Corp. (BMC) show that the bottled water industry is continuing to reduce its environmental footprint through significant increases in recycling and the use of less plastic in single-serve PET bottled water containers.

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February 28, 2013

DS Waters Acquires Hillcrest Springs

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DS Waters of America Inc.
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DS Waters to assume management of bottled water delivery for all customers

DS Waters of America Inc. acquired substantially all of the assets of Hillcrest Springs Inc.'s home and office bottled water delivery business. As these two companies combine resources, DS Waters will assume management of bottled water delivery for all customers. The acquisition will enable DS Waters to enhance its offerings with not only the Alhambra brand of water, but also coffee service and water filtration services.

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Publication Date: 
February 20, 2013

Tapping In

As the commercial bottled water industry continues to gain momentum, public drinking fountains are disappearing. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Dr. Peter H. Gleick, cofounder and president of the Pacific Institute, to find out how the institute hopes to encourage users to document and utilize existing public water fountains using the WeTap mobile app.

Amy McIntosh: How does the WeTap app work?

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Mobile app helps users map drinking fountains

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Dr. Peter H. Gleick is co-founder and president of the Pacific Insitute. Gleick can be reached at pgleick@pacinst.org or 510.251.1600.

Amy McIntosh is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. McIntosh can be reached at amcintosh@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7966.

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February 5, 2013
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February 5, 2013
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Banning the Bottle

As usual, when we rang in the New Year last month, new rules and regulations took effect — including several concerning the sale of bottled water.

The battle over bottled water can be quite divisive. Its proponents argue that it is a convenient and healthy way to stay hydrated. Its detractors argue that it is expensive and leads to more waste in landfills.

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Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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February 4, 2013
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February 4, 2013
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Bands to Go Green at 2013 Sundance Film Festival

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Brita FilterForGood
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Brita and Sundance Film Festival encourage entertainment business to pass on bottled water

In the last five years, the Brita FilterForGood program has helped stars like Dave Matthews Band and Jason Mraz cut bottled water waste when they are on the road. Now, Brita is extending that rock star treatment to up-and-coming bands, too.

Brita is teaming with Nate Ruess on behalf of Grammy-nominated band fun. and nonprofit REVERB to unveil the FilterForGood Bottle Free Bands program at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. 

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January 29, 2013

Dunkin' Brands Names Exclusive Bottled Water Supplier

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Nestle Waters North America Inc.
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Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins to serve regional spring water in more than 9,600 restaurants

From now on, when patrons of more than 9,600 Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants across the country reach for a bottle of water, they will be pulling a Nestle Waters product from the cooler. Under the five-year contract between Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, the National DCP, the exclusive supply chain partner for Dunkin' Brands, and Nestle Waters North America, Nestle Waters is now the exclusive bottled water supplier for Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants nationally.

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December 27, 2012

American Summits Urges Public to 'Drink American'

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American Summits
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Limited edition, glass-bottled spring water designed to celebrate the Presidential Inauguration

American Summits has announced the release of collectible, commemorative-labeled, limited edition glass-bottled spring water designed to celebrate the presidential inauguration. The Wyoming-sourced spring water brand, recognizing that as much as 98% of the bottled water sold in U.S. restaurants and hotels is imported, is urging Americans to take pride in the purity of their own wilderness springs on inauguration day and "drink American."

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December 26, 2012