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By Martin Hickman, Consumer Affairs Correspondent - London
Monday, 23 March 2009
A revolt against bottled water in restaurants is growing. Last year, figures showed that, after more than three decades of year-on-year growth, bottled water sales dropped by 9 per cent. Now a survey shows more people prefer tap water when they dine out.
(by McCloud Watershed Council Thursday Feb 26th, 2009 10:40 AM) After promising to scale down their water bottling facility, Nestle representatives try another approach into McCloud's Mt. Shasta aquifer, a slightly scaled down version of the same bottling plant. During times of drought and increasing demands on the Sacramento River's water, can CA afford to sell of the source of the North state's main water supply?
While the focus of this article is on the financial benefits of the bottle bill, we think expanding the deposit law to cover water bottles is a positive step toward increasing awareness of the negative impact of water bottles on our environment. The deposit has been .05 per bottle for 30 years - isn't it time to increase the amount now? And who knew that the unclaimed deposit money was being kept by the soda distributors? The State of Connecticut, its towns and communities should receive those funds and use the money for environmental projects - how about alternatives to bottled water
United Arab Emirates is making a huge impact on recycling. Could we do this in the USA? Who will lead? (Story