The University of Vermont will be ending the sale of bottled water on campus as of January 2013, according to a release today from University Communications. This news comes just five months before the end of a contract with Coca-Cola which stipulated that the beverage company would provide 100% of the drinks sold in vending [...]
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A few years ago I received a SodaStream, which I mentioned in my 2009 eco-friendly holiday gift guide as a great gift for anyone who drinks a lot of carbonated beverages. Well, it’s now been 2+ years later since I got it, and it’s still going strong in my house. The SodaStream machine is a [...]
Remember back when I wrote about all the reasons not to drink bottled water? Well, it seems that the California Institute of Technology has realized this too as they recently eliminated bottled water sales/availability at their commencement ceremony. By providing attendees with compostable cups and graduates with stainless steel bottles, only filtered tap water was [...]
Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t it a waste that we buy water in plastic bottles when it is basically free out of our taps? Even health food stores, which should know better, sell it like crazy. When did Earth’s most abundant and free natural resource become a commercial beverage? Bottled water has been a big-selling commercial beverage [...]
Throughout each year, I get offers from companies to try out their products – and I have been offered some crazy stuff over the 4+ years I have been running this site. Most of them I turn down without even responding to the company because they are so NOT green or eco-friendly. But when I [...]
Yet another bottled water company trying to greenwash go green by coming up with catchphrases – while leaving the plastic-encapsulated tap water inside their bottles. Dasani, made by Coca-Cola, is just filtered tap water sold in a plastic bottle priced at rates thousands of times higher than water at home costs. Bottled water can cost, [...]