by Breck on Apr 20, 2011 at 3:28 PM

From the Vernon Morning Star:

Let’s see if I get this straight.

Two Vernon councillors are lobbying to have bottled water restricted as “Vernon has worked hard to achieve good drinking water.”

I then read that the Interior Health has told the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee, that $20 million is needed to be spent, to bring one of Vernon’s water supplies up to safety standards for drinking water, and at the same time, recommend the raising of water rates, to cover the usage of water by residents.

Nice job people.

Take away a source of good drinking water, but raise taxes and don’t guarantee that the supposed “good drinking water” is actually as good as it is supposed to be.

Also, if I am downtown and thirsty, can I go into either of these councillors' businesses and ask for a drink of “good drinking water,” as I won’t be able to get a bottle of water?

Perhaps city hall will stop what they are doing and give me some water.Is it just me, or does anyone else see the irony in this?

Bob Cail

Vernon

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by Breck on Apr 17, 2011 at 3:09 PM

I am fairly certain this will not cause the IBWA to consider changing its name to "WUS" . . . . .

 

EBWA, the European Bottled Watercooler Association, has changed its name to ‘Watercoolers Europe’.

‘WE’ will lead the water cooler industry by promoting high quality standards and enhancing our members’ brand.  EBWA/WE chairman Jeroen Peters

By Bill Bruce:

EBWA’s journey to ‘WE’

EBWA was established in Europe in 1993 as the European chapter of the International Bottled Water Association based in the United States. The establishment of the Brussels office in 1998 was the first turning point for the European industry and for the association.  At that time, the association’s activities were directed at easing the restrictive regulations which impacted bottling in 19 and 22 litres for companies and suppliers active in the emerging bottled watercooler markets.

Another step EBWA’s development took place in June 2000 when it became a founding member of ICBWA – International Council of Bottled Water Associations – consisting of member associations in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and United States.

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by Breck on Apr 14, 2011 at 3:01 PM

By Tom Muller: 

Danone (BN), the world’s biggest yogurt maker, reported first-quarter sales that beat analysts’ estimates, led by bottled water brands that include Evian.

Like-for-like revenue increased 8.5 percent from a year earlier, the fastest growth in three years, the Paris-based company said today. The median estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News was for growth of 6.9 percent.“The first quarter has been a cracking start,” wrote Warren Ackerman, an analyst at Evolution Securities with an “overweight” rating on Danone. “Water was the big beat.”

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by Breck on Apr 11, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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Bathing with Mountain Valley works too!

 

By Cover Media:

Claudia Schiffer sprays her skin with Evian water to keep it looking fresh.The 40-year-old model knows her appearance is vital to her career, so does all she can to ensure she always looks her best. She finds her skin is the one thing which will reveal if she is tired or has over-indulged as it becomes dull, so has revealed her top tip for making sure her face always glows.

A great skin-softening tip is to spray yourself all over with Evian. It sounds indulgent, but the water in big cities is often very hard and tends to dry out my skin and this makes it really smooth,” she explained.Claudia has pale skin, which she likes. She keeps out of the sun whenever possible and makes sure she always has lotion on to protect her from harmful rays when she is out and about.

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by Breck on Apr 6, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Next step beyond sustainability of the bottle! Nice PR opportunity. Would be a good idea for water companies as well . .

Coca-Cola's Give It Back racks a nod to sustainability commitment

By Allison Cerra:

Coca-Cola has developed 100% recyclable display racks for use in U.S. grocery and convenience stores. The new Give It Back racks are stand-alone units made of easily recyclable corrugated cardboard, Coca-Cola said. The soft drink giant said the merchandise displays expand its commitment to sustainability. The racks currently are being tested in select markets and are expected to become widely available in late 2011.

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by Breck on Apr 5, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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The real news is that, unfortunately, several customers are reaching all the way to Arkansas for supplies for this terrible nuclear disaster.

By Michelle Rupp with KTHV:

Hot Springs - One Arkansas company is doing it's share to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Mountain Valley Spring Water in Hot Springs is sending more than ten thousand cases of it's bottled water.

These green bottles have been to the White House, featured in movies and soon will be on their way to the other side of the world. Mountain Valley Water has been exporting to Japan for several years. A few weeks ago however, their orders got much larger. "Certainly after the tsunami and the need for good, clean, premium water, we got the call and as we speak we are actually loading ocean going containers." says Taylor Cranor, of Mountain Valley Spring Company.

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by Breck on Apr 1, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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Michael Washburn is convinced, at least. Having put his green credentials on the line in leaving The Wilderness Society to work for a bottled water company, he’d better be.

“This is my first job in a corporation and there’s a certain amount of skepticism coming into it,” Nestle Waters’ new director of sustainability said. “I asked a lot of hard questions in my interview.” Apparently, Washburn was satisfied, because when Nestle Waters released its 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report on March 22nd — to coincide with World Water Day, naturally – he was willing to take a few questions.

Nestle’s report indicated it is aiming for several environmental goals and 17 performance targets. These include supporting watershed improvement projects, making it easier for consumers to access water quality reports and develop a new bottle made of 100 percent recyclable or renewable materials.

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