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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Feeling guilty about the environmental impact of drinking bottled water? Coca-Cola Japan has an app for that. In a bottled water industry built on marketing hype, Coca-Cola Japan is targeting the “eco-guilty” and “eco-image conscious” consumer, dubbed “part-time green” consumers. Coke has “tapped into consumers willingness to take small steps toward “greening” their daily lives, [...]