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Image dousing: Mother Jones takes on Fiji Water


Worth reading!  Great Article in the Los Angeles Times Business Section blog reporting on Mother Jones' story about the dark side of Fiji Water.  The Mother Jones story itself is a must read: "Obama sips it. Paris Hilton loves it. Mary J. Blige won't sing without it. How did a plastic water bottle, imported from a military dictatorship thousands of miles away, become the epitome of cool?"

Mother Jones: H2Uh-Oh


From Arrowhead to Volvic, Fiji's not the only bottled water with a PR challenge. —By Jen Phillips
(September/October 2009 Issue)

Sam's Choice (Wal-Mart)
WET REGRET Water comes from the Las Vegas municipal supply. A test by the Environmental Working Group found it had 200% of the allowable trihalomethane, a carcinogen, and included several chemicals known to cause DNA damage.

Tap Campaign Founder Joshua Blackburn on Bottled Water


As chief instigator of the Tap campaign, Provokateur’s Joshua Blackburn has been asked by to have an online debate with a spokesman / spin doctor / pr lackey at the British Soft Drinks Association. He just kicked it off with the following article:
>> Is Tap Water Preferable to Bottled Water

Niagara Falls (Canada) Council maintains plastic ban


Turning Niagara Falls into an environment leader started nearly a year ago when Frank Fohr, learned London (Ontario) had eliminated the sale of of plastic bottles at city-owned facilities.

Fohr, a member of the park in the city committee, sent an email to other members asking if they thought it would fly in Niagara Falls.

In February, Fohr said he was amazed when councillors went further than that, scrapping the sales of all drinks in plastic bottles.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to discontinue bottled water sales


Beginning June 1, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will discontinue sales of bottled water in its restaurant and on its grounds.

Instead, visitors will be offered a free (compostable) cup for filling with clean, filtered tap water widely available at the Arboretum. The gift store and restaurant will also sell reusable plastic water bottles (for roughly the price of a Dasani). Visitors also will be encouraged to bring their own refillable water containers from home.