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No plastic bottles at the Limetree music festival

by: Mike posted on: May 11th, 2011

No plastic bottles at the Limetree music festival

We are pleased to announce that we are working in partnership with the organisers of the Limetree Festival in Yorkshire to have the first plastic free festival, which will take place in August! At our marquee festival-goers will be able to help themselves to still drinking water in glass jugs and garnished with lemon, lime or mint, all for free. There will also be economical stylish re-usab..

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Real Water - with added electrons?!

by: Cristina posted on: May 3rd, 2011

Bottled water companies have long been making claims about the health benefits and purity of their water.  Some even go so far as to spread miss-placed claims about tap water saying that it is unsafe.  One such company, Real Water, made such outlandish claims on their website that The Guardian newspaper decided to investigate.  They asked some scientists whether the claims on Rea..

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UK bottled water consumption rose in 2010

by: Cristina posted on: April 19th, 2011

UK bottled water consumption rose in 2010

The annual report on bottled water consumption in the UK is now out and it’s bad news for the environment. UK bottled water consumption has risen by 0.7% since 2009. Last year 2,055 million litres of bottled water were consumed in the UK. That’s 33 litres per person (and a lot of plastic). One in every six soft drinks purchased was water, which is astounding considering you can ..

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SodaStream envisages a world without plastic bottles

by: Cristina posted on: April 13th, 2011

SodaStream envisages a world without plastic bottles

SodaStream, the carbonated home-drinks manufacturer, has launched a global marketing campaign to encourage consumers to reduce plastic bottle waste. The campaign "A World Without Bottles" focuses on reducing plastic bottle waste by using reusable bottles. The SodaStream products change tap water into carbonated water so are great for people who want to stop buying plastic bottles ..

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Eco-theatre: The Trial of the Mariner

by: Cristina posted on: April 8th, 2011

Eco-theatre: The Trial of the Mariner

In May a new play by the Lotus Collective will premier in London.  The play combines dance, puppetry, circus and music in response to the destruction of our oceans. The whole design of the performance uses recycled and sustainable materials. The group are collecting discarded items to create costumes, props and set items, thereby recycling ‘waste’ into a new form. The p..

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Mapping global bottled water consumption

by: Cristina posted on: March 30th, 2011

Mapping global bottled water consumption

Benjamin Hennig from the University of Sheffield and Edward Stanley from University College London have used data on global bottled water consumption and its origins to create some interesting maps. The map above shows the total bottled water consumption in each country (the countries are also shaded by their per capita consumption of bottled water).  As you can see, the map shows a high c..

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