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Fiji bottled water company closes

by: Cristina posted on: November 30th, 2010

Good news for tap water - the fashionable mineral water company Fiji Water announced that it is closing it's only factory due to a dispute with the nation's ruling military Junta. Celebrities will soon have to find a new way to quench their thirst (tap water?).  The announcement came after the government announced a new tax of 15 cents [10 pence] per litre on companies extracting m..

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The Story of Bottled Water

by: Cristina posted on: November 25th, 2010

The Story of Bottled Water

In keeping with the BBC2 programme on Tuesday, a stylish little film about how the bottled water industry has convinced Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when they can get it free from a tap. The Story of Bottled Water is a 7-minute animated film which explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water safety and its use of seductive, enviro..

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Venice turns on the taps

by: Cristina posted on: November 24th, 2010

Venice turns on the taps

In one of Italy's most famous cities discarded water bottles float by gondolas on the edges of the canals and spill out of trash cans on the majestic Piazza San Marco.  Italians are the leading consumers of bottled water in the world, drinking more than 40 gallons per person annually.  But officials in Venice are changing people's ways with an advertising campaign for tap wate..

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Watch Tonight! BBC2 programme on the bottled water industry.

by: Cristina posted on: November 23rd, 2010

Watch Tonight! BBC2 programme on the bottled water industry.

Tonight on BBC2 at 9pm Tue 23rd Nov "The food that makes billions - Liquid Gold', a programme on how the bottled water industry has grown from nothing to become one of the biggest success stories in the modern food and beverage industry in just forty years. This new series tells the untold story of how big business feeds us by transforming simple commodities into everyday necessiti..

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Get a free Lifebottle® by asking your local cafe to join us!

by: Cristina posted on: November 18th, 2010

Get a free Lifebottle<sup>®</sup> by asking your local cafe to join us!

You can get a free lifebottle® by getting a business near you to participate as a refilling station or stockist. All you need to do is visit your local cafe, pub or shop (or anywhere else you think might work), tell them about tapwater and encourage them to sign up.  For every confirmed business we will give you a free lifebottle®! Why not try talking to the guys in the cafe wh..

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With a few clicks support tap water promotion in Canada

by: Cristina posted on: November 17th, 2010

With a few clicks support tap water promotion in Canada

Our friends The Blue W in Canada would like your help.  They have entered a funding competition with Aviva and need your votes! The Blue W is a Canadian not-for-profit program dedicated to promoting municipal tap water as a healthy and waste-conscious alternative to purchasing drinks in disposable containers.  Like us they are using their website in Canada (www.bluew.org) to provi..

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