For each Keeper Springs sold, Omni will donate additional funding to the Waterkeeper Alliance
Omni Hotels & Resorts and Keeper Springs have partnered this summer to give guests an opportunity to support oceans, lakes, rivers and bays nationwide.
Included as part of Omni Hotels & Resorts' new “Art of Water” cocktail menu, for each purchase of Keeper Springs, a further donation by Omni will be made to the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global environmental movement uniting nearly 200 Waterkeeper organizations around the world and focusing citizen advocacy on the issues that affect waterways from pollution to climate change.
Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of charity: water, shares his transformational personal story to inspire others to join his cause
When Scott Harrison tells the story of charity: water, the organization he founded to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, he often begins at an unexpected point: “I’m going to start by telling you about my mother,” he says. Harrison then describes caring for his invalid mom, rebelling at age 18 and moving to New York City, where he worked as a nightclub promoter “chasing after models and bottles.”
Approved method for global bottled water safety
3M Food Safety announced May 21 that its Petrifilm Aqua Coliform Count Plate has received NF validation from France-based Assn. Francaise de Normalisation (AFNOR) for its ability to detect and enumerate colonies of E. coli and coliform bacteria in bottled water samples.
Per-capita consumption also increased to 29.2 gal per person last year
The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA), in conjunction with Beverage Marketing Corp. (BMC), released 2011 bottled water statistics compiled by BMC. The new data shows the overall consumption of bottled water has increased by 4.1%.
In 2011, total U.S. bottled water consumption increased to 9.1 billion gal, up from 8.75 billion gal in 2010. Per-capita consumption is up 3.2% in 2011, with every person in America drinking an average of 29.2 gal of bottled water last year.
Water Quality Products Managing Editor Rebecca Wilhelm recently spoke to Dan Felton, vice president of government relations for the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA), about the regulatory and legislative challenges facing the bottled water industry.
Wilhelm: What are the main challenges facing the bottled water industry?
Vapur and Elkay allied in partnership to promote reusable bottles and filling stations
Vapur Inc., makers of the foldable, reusable and eco-friendly “Anti-Bottle,” recently announced a partnership with Elkay, manufacturer of stainless steel sinks and faucets for residential and commercial use, to create the Vapur Refill Station Program, making water more accessible to college campuses nationwide.
Entrepreneur and business executive to help People Water revolutionize bottled water industry
People Water Inc. recently announced that its board of directors has named Ken Bretschneider as CEO.
The announcement comes as the recent startup enters an aggressive expansion phase that includes many notable partners. With Bretschneider’s credibility and proven ability to attract investors and create revenue-building partnerships, People Water expects strong growth and return for its investors.
As water coolers evolve to include more complex point-of-use filtration systems, certification becomes increasingly important. Dave Bentley, technical manager for NSF Intl., recently discussed the ins and outs of cooler certification with Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline.
Kate Cline: Which NSF standards apply to water coolers?
IBWA and CVP team up to encourage recycling
As past of its goal to provide companies and organizations with a voluntary solution to the need to address recycling rates, the Curbside Value Partnership (CVP) recently announced an addition to its sponsor list: the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA).
The cafeHydrate app was designed to help consumers differentiate between the multitude of bottled water choices
Michael Coman Design recently announced the availability of the firm's new app—cafeHydrate—on the App Store.
CafeHydrate is a bottled water buyer's guide app to be used on the iPhone and iPod touch. The newly available app was designed to help consumers learn about and appreciate the differences among all bottled waters so they can make an informed purchasing decision.