Bottled Water vs. Tap Water

Is bottled water bad?

bottled-waterThere are few consumer products which produce as much controversy as bottled water. Water in a bottle is sometimes marketed as a luxury item, sometimes as a safety net in a world where government taps can’t be trusted, sometimes even as a health drink, and always as a convenience.

Very few folks outside of the developing world would suggest it’s a daily necessity, though it remains a common daily purchase by millions of people. For better or worse, it’s ubiquitous and here to stay. We’ve collected a variety of stories and perspectives on the issue here on this page and we’ll continue to post new stories here as they come in. Enjoy!

America’s Cup Sustainability Efforts Shine

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Does Nestlé’s Bottled Water Pass the ‘Creating Shared Value’ Test?

Is Nestle's selling bottled water what Michael Porter and Mark Kramer had in mind when they conceived of creating shared value?

Nestlé Waters North America Discusses How Bottled Water Creates #sharedvalue

A summary of our recent Twitter Chat with Nestle Waters North America.

Can a Bottled Water Company Create “Shared Value”?

When a company labels its Annual CSR Report as Creating Shared Value, you have to stop and wonder if they're responding to the…

Nestlé Waters Twitter Chat on Creating Shared Value, June 18th

We have teamed up with CSRWire again to present what may be our most interesting Twitter chat to date - a quest for…

Interview: How Dopper Plans to End Plastic Waste

Dopper makes re-usable water bottles that aim to evolve consumer behavior away from throw-a-way plastic bottles and eliminate waste. I sat down with…

National Parks Ask Bottled Water Industry to Take a Hike

Today, a broad coalition led by Corporate Accountability International is providing the grassroots support for four major national parks to take ban bottled…

The Top 10 Water Issues of 2012

The top 10 water issues of 2012 include fracking, toilet technology, the global land grab, supply chain challenges and improved sanitation.

Virgin Pure Plans to Transform UK Tap Water

Virgin Group’s Richard Branson and the Strauss Group’s Ofra Strauss headlined an event marking the launch of Virgin Pure, a water filtration system…

Bottled Water Industry Launches Marketing Battle Against Tap Water

The bottled water industry is fighting against the backlash against bottled water through marketing campaigns.

Ford Upcycles 2 Million Plastic Bottles from Landfill to Seat Covers

Readers of TriplePundit  don’t need reminding that the waste stream derived from buying bottled water is an environmental hazard. Less than a third…

Bottled Water Marketing Campaigns Target Minorities

Several studies show that minority parents are more likely to give their children bottled water. A study by the department of pediatrics at…

California Attorney General Files Plastic Water Bottle Lawsuit

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a lawsuit against three companies over claims that they misled consumers by marketing plastic water bottles…

College Campuses Dump Disposable Water Bottles

To date, over a dozen colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada have campus-wide bans of the plastic bottles. A dozen more…

The Big Thirst: Water Woes and What to Do About Them

“The golden age of water is over,” asserted Charles Fishman, author of “The Big Thirst,” as he shared a sweeping view of global…