999Bottles: A canteen with a conscience
In an effort to make the positive impact of avoiding single-use water bottles less abstract, a Seattle-based firm creates a reusable water bottle prototype with an integrated number dial and corresponding iPhone app.
College campuses ban bottled water
More than 90 colleges and universities have banned or restricted the sale of bottled water on campus.
Grand Canyon to ban bottled water sales
The ban comes in response to concerns that plastic bottles scattered around the park were spoiling views of the natural wonder. The National Park Service has approved a plan that will eliminate the sale of bottled water within 30 days, after nearly $290,000 was spent to install 10 water stations inside the park. Visitors can use the stations to refill their own water bottles, which they can tote in from the outside.
Poor minority parents in the United States are spending a sizeable chunk of their income on bottled water based on unfounded beliefs that it’s safer, sometimes giving up other things to do so, according to a study.