Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Still drinking sparkling water? Then it’s time for a rethink. The bubble has well and truly burst on the bottled water industry and it’s time to say a firm farewell to the fizz.
So – the next time you reach for a can or a bottle of the carbonated stuff from the shelf – it might be worth keeping a few things in mind.
Many people have reported feeling uncomfortably bloated after drinking carbonated water. We find this to be hardly surprising since most brands of sparkling water are chock-full of artificially injected carbon dioxide.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 30, 2018 11:10 am
Think you don’t scare easily? Fearless about drinking water out of plastic bottles or the tap? Well, prepare to be afraid… we have some shockingly true stories about tap and bottled water that are the stuff of nightmares!
Frightening Fact #1: The Terrifying Truth About Tap Water
Who needs “made-up” spooky stories when you can open a newspaper or switch on the TV to hear about the cities, towns, and schools that have some seriously scary stuff lurking in the water?
Frightening Fact #2: The Petrifying Plastic Horror
It wasn’t until EU countries tried to get rid of plastic that they realized that plastic was …
The results of the nationwide survey confirm that carbonated soda continues to decline, marking a further loss in soda’s market share for the 13th consecutive year.
More and more people ditching sugary, chemical-laced soda for healthier beverages is positive news in many respects. Drinking water is obviously great, as there’s no better way to hydrate – but this article should be read with a cautionary footnote.
The increased consumption of bottled water is almost certainly linked to the constant news stories about …
The PR job is a good one, to be fair. When it comes to bottled water, people are prepared to throw a lot of money at it, regardless of the environmental price and the sky-high cost to their pocket.
Bottled water costs more than tap water. A lot more. In fact, a new report from The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that some people are paying an astonishing 10,000 times more per gallon for bottled water than they are for the water that comes out of the tap.
But here’s the next shocker: frequently the water that you buy in a bottle is…erm…tap water.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Single use plastics take five minutes to produce, five minutes to use and 500 years to break down, the vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, told reporters recently.
In a move that highlights just how catastrophic the risk of choking the planet in plastic really is, the EU has announced a plan to ensure that by 2030, all packaging on the continent must be reusable or recyclable.
No More Plastic Imports to China
The move is partly in response to China announcing that it will no longer accept plastic waste imports. For years, EU countries have met their own higher recycling targets and reduced landfill by shipping the excess to China. Here, the large-scale manufacturing …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 26, 2017 12:00 pm
The third annual Imagine a Day Without Water took place on the 12th October. Schools and workplaces participated with utilities and water organizations to look at how much we depend on water.
The True Value of Water
The recent hurricanes that have seen thousands of people having their access to clean, safe water cut off, highlight just how vital water is to our health and well being.
Some communities in America already know how impossible it is to try to go a day without our most precious resource: Water. Imagine a Day Without Water 2017 is the third annual day to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 12, 2017 12:00 pm
The issue of what’s in the water we drink – and more worryingly – what shouldn’t be in it, has never been more pressing.
Nationwide scandals attached to the potential dangers of drinking tap water have prompted millions of Americans to ask the question, “what exactly are we drinking?”
Many have stopped trusting the municipal water supply altogether. An obvious alternative? Bottled water. Well, sure. It’s convenient and available virtually everywhere. Plus, it’s in a sealed, factory-produced bottle. It’s clean and good for us, right? Well, not always. In fact the EWG has recently published a report on exactly why we should look very closely at the risks of drinking bottled water.
It hasn’t been a great couple of months to be in the soda industry. On 20th April this year a report was published by the America Stroke Association that appeared to draw a link between the consumption of artificially sweetened “diet” soda and the risk of suffering a stroke or dementia. A further report from Beverage Marketing Corps pointed to the fact that Americans now officially drink more bottled water than soda.
Coca-Cola responded by announcing job cuts and a new CEO who, it is believed, will try to steer the mighty company towards “healthier drinks” that have more appeal for today’s consumer.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 10, 2016 12:00 pm
Back in 2008, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 10 top brands of bottled water contained contaminants such as disinfectant by-products, pain medication and fertilizer residue.
Even if the beverage industry has cleaned up its act since then, there’s still the worry that plastic leaches controversial carcinogen Bisphenal A (BPA) into the bottled water. No one is certain about the long-term effects of imbibing the estrogen-mimicking chemical, so wobbly reassurances along the lines of “it seems to be alright so far…” is pretty much the best we have.
So how about using “safe” reusable plastic bottles instead? When Treadmill reviews commissioned environmental testing laboratory services company EmPak P&K to test 12 different types of portable plastic water …