The city of San Francisco, the first in the nation to ban plastic bags in supermarkets, has introduced a new legislation to require building owners and developers to install tap water filling stations on any premises that require a drinking fountain. Aiming for a January 1st, 2013 effective date, the idea of using these stations [...]
Anti-Bottle Water Campaign After a year long educational “UnCap Loyola” campaign, a majority of students passed a referendum to phase out bottled water on Loyola’s Chicago campuses. The campign was led by the Student Environmental Alliance in partnership with Loyola’s Unified Student Governemtn Association. “We consider the sale of bottled water on campus in conflict [...]
Walmart Crowdsourcing Project To help entrepreneurs launch their products, Walmart’s start-up like group called @WalmartLabs has launched a crowdsourcing project called Get on the Shelf. Get on the Shelf allows consumers to choose among competing products to launch using Social Media tools. The first contest included 4,000 products from 19 categories. To help put their favorite [...]
For your Health and Safety If you use a bottled water cooler, here’s a product you might consider keeping on hand – bacteria testing kits: WaterSafe WS-123WC Water Cooler Drinking Water Test for Bacteria. According to WaterSafe: Bottled Water Coolers Provide Perfect Environment for Bacterial Growth Bottled water coolers are susceptible to contamination because they lack [...]
National Bottled Water Delivery Firms Revamping Fuel Surcharges? Over the last few months, we’ve noticed at least one national bottled water delivery provider has taken their fuel surcharge table down from their website. Does this mean they will stop charging a fuel surcharge? Probably not. More likely it means fuel surcharges are going up. Hidden [...]
The Grand Canyon has always been one of our favorite national parks. So we are encouraged to see the National Park Service announced a ban on the sale of disposable, plastic bottled water at the Grand Canyon. The ban takes effect in 30 days and targets the ubiquitous plastic bottles that represent 20 percent of [...]
There was a disturbing story out of India late last year. You can read about it here. In short, authorities believe a disgruntled employee at a nuclear power plant poured a radioactive substance into a bottled water cooler. Fifty-five employees were given emergency medical treatment after they drank from the cooler.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) published a study finding 232 toxic chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of minority newborns. The tests confirm each baby was exposed to a host of dangerous substances during pregnancy. Find the full report here.