Now, it’s easy to think about the bottled water industry being right at the other end of any “Earth-friendly” scale, but some recent news is heartening and perhaps surprising.
On January 17, at the 2018 Keep America Beautiful National Conference, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) announced that it would be sponsoring the Keep America Beautiful initiative.
“We stand committed to helping Americans better understand recycling and its potential for economic, environmental and community benefits by working with all stakeholders—manufacturers; the waste management industry; government entities; other nonprofit
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 28, 2017 7:00 am
November 15 marked America Recycles Day, a joint initiative with Keep America Beautiful. Tens of thousands of people made a commitment to recycling and hundreds of events are taking place over the coming month to support this awesome cause.
Make a Pledge to the Planet
Interested in joining in? Why not make the America Recycles pledge to:
Learn. I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community.
Act. Within the next month, I will reduce the amount of waste I produce, I will recycle more, and I will buy products made with recycled content.
Share. In the next month, I will encourage one family member or one
“San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality”.
In a noble, if somewhat puzzling effort, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to ban the sale of single-use bottled water smaller than 21 ounces from city property and events. This ban also prohibits the sale of same by food trucks regulated by the city. The city already has banned the use of plastic bags for sacking customer purchases.
It is the hope of city officials that the banning of these plastic water bottles will induce a new mindset toward pollution reduction while helping to achieve the city’s goal to cut landfill waste down to zero by 2020.