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Sales of bottled water go flat as consumers return to the tap

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By Jenny Wiggins, Consumer Industries Correspondent
Financial Times: FT.com
Published: September 15 2008 03:00 | Last updated: September 15 2008 03:00

The ubiquitous plastic water bottle, long the bane of environmental campaigners, is being ditched by consumers in Europe and the US as incomes slump and people return to the tap for a free drink.

Interview with Elizabeth Royte, Author of Bottlemania

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Water on the Brain

By Michelle Nijhuis - The Santa Fe Reporter (http://sfreporter.com/)     Journalist Elizabeth Royte drinks tap water, but she spends a lot of time thinking about the bottled kind.

Nestlé Plan on Hold in Southern Maine

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It's another day, another bad water mining contract for Nestlé's water barons. This time, the multinational corporation trained its sights on Southern Maine's Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Wells (KKW) Water District.

Bill to eliminate BPA from beverage packaging introduced

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STONEHAM, MAUS Rep.

U.S. MAYORS PASS MAYOR NEWSOM'S RESOLUTION CALLING FOR SUPPORT OF MUNICIPAL WATER, STUDY OF BOTTLED WATER IMPACT

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Efforts to Kill the Resolution by Coca-Cola and Beverage Companies

Graphic: Bottled water imports and exports

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June 5, 2008

Turn to Tap site founder interviewed on NPR!

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Wisconsin Public Radio's popular live show, Conversations with Kathleen Dunn, featured David Wilk talking about "The Bottled Water Backlash" on Monday, May 5 at 10 a.m. central time for approximately 30 minutes.  The next segment of the show featured E: Environmental Magazine writer Melissa Knopper who wrote the story that appears in this month's excellent issue of that magazine.

Ms. Dunn did a great job of highlighting the most important issues concerning bottled water and gave us a great opportunity to talk about ways we can work together to make positive change.

New Steve Greenberg Cartoon

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Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It

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A new book, Bottlemania by Elizabeth Royt, will focus on the complications of bottled water in today’s society. It will be available on May 13, 2008.

It will address questions such as:

Bottled Water versus Tap Water?

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(source: http://www.kptm.com)

Julie Hong

Omaha (KPTM) - By the end of this year, we all drink billions of gallons of bottled water. But that bottled water craze could be costing us more than just money.

One dollar and the push of a button at most vending machines gets you a cold, refreshing, convenient bottle of water.