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EU bans single-use plastics and encourages recycling drinking water bottles
EU bans single-use plastics and encourages recycling drinking water bottles
Oct 29 2018
The European Parliament approved a ban on single-use plastics in Europe by 2021. The proposal was overwhelmingly approved on a vote of 571 to 53 and…
Bottled water pallets discovered untouched post-Hurricane Maria
Bottled water pallets discovered untouched post-Hurricane Maria
Sep 13 2018
New photos have revealed millions of water bottles intended for survivors of Hurricane Maria sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, more than a…
Residents prepare for Hurricane Florence with bottled water
Residents prepare for Hurricane Florence with bottled water
Sep 11 2018
As Hurricane Florence nears the East Coast, residents are stocking up on bottled water in anticipation of power outages and other water quality…
Nestle water under fire for groundwater extraction rights
Nestle water under fire for groundwater extraction rights
Jun 29 2018
The U.S. Forest Service offered Nestle Waters North America a three-year permit to continue drawing water from the San Bernardino National Forest,…
European bottled water providers seek to limit pollution
European bottled water providers seek to limit pollution
May 16 2018
The European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) has announced a goal of raising collection rates of plastic bottles from 60% to 90% by 2025,…
May 11 2018
On May 10, Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver announced the donation of bottled water from Nestle Waters. The controversial bottled water company will…
Apr 26 2018
A new report released by the Business Research Co. found that the bottled water market is on the rise and attributes rising health concerns as the…
Apr 11 2018
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver has requested a meeting with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to request an extension of state-funded bottled water distribution…
Apr 3 2018
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has approved a permit for Nestle Waters North America to increase the amount of water it…
Mar 15 2018
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced plans to research the potential health risks of microplastics in bottled water. The WHO initiative…
Mar 9 2018
DeKalb County, Ill., was under a boil-water advisory after an underground pipe broke near Buford Highway in Doraville, spilling approximately 100…
Mar 6 2018
Anheuser-Busch, the company that produces Budweiser beer, distributed 50,000 cans of drinking water to Bardstown, Ky., after severe flooding in the…
Feb 5 2018
Osceola Township, Mich., voted to appeal a county court’s ruling that allowed Nestle to pump more water from the Twin Creek River for their Ice…
Dec 28 2017
Following a two-year investigation, the California State Water Board has concluded that Nestle Waters North America does not have sufficient legal…
Dec 7 2017
Michigan state officials met Nov. 6 to discuss the recovery of Flint, Mich., water quality and the possibility of ending bottled water distribution…
Dec 6 2017
On Dec. 4, the grocery chain Kroger recalled “Comfort for Baby Purified Water with Fluoride Added.” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…
Dec 6 2017
London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced Nov. 4 plans to expand public drinking water fountains. Additionally, the mayor proposed regulations requiring…
Nov 28 2017
The government of Ontario, Canada, allowed bottled water companies to take up to 7.6 million liters of groundwater per day using expired permits. The…
Nov 10 2017
Paris City Hall announced a plan to provide at least one free sparkling water fountain in each of Paris’ 20 arrondissements. This marks an increase…
Nov 10 2017
A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report revealed that only 36% of the Pakistani population has access to safe drinking water. In a water…
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