MARCH 5, 2014 San Francisco Examiner JOSHUA SABATINI
Chiu addressing the media
Plastic containers will be forbidden to be sold on public property in move toward zero-waste goal
San Francisco became the first major city Tuesday to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property, building on a nationwide effort to curb the billion-dollar industry.
The nine-months-in-the-making proposal by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu navigated through a number of challenging issues, from the city’s drinking […]
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October 25, 2013
New York Times
Bottled Water Sales Rising as Soda Ebbs
By STEPHANIE STROM
Few things are more American than Coca-Cola.
But bottled water is washing away the palate trained to drain a bubbly soda. By the end of this decade, if not sooner, sales of bottled water are expected to surpass those of carbonated soft drinks, according to Michael C. Bellas, chief executive of the Beverage Marketing Corporation.
“I’ve never seen […]
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By Miguel Llanos, msnbc.com
Activists concerned that Coca-Cola might be influencing National Park Service policy were breathing a bit easier Tuesday after the Grand Canyon National Park announced it would eliminate the sale of bottled water inside the park within 30 days.
full story here: http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/07/10340196-grand-canyon-banning-sales-of-bottled-water
As a major donor to the National Park Foundation, Coca Cola and the top federal parks official, Jon Jarvis, made the decision to undermine years worth of work to kick the bottle out of the Grand Canyon. Top Grand Canyon park official Stephen Martin and other officials have been working to stop the sale of bottles at the park for years. They see that bottles contribute the most to pollution of the park.
Defending Water for Life feels that favoring […]
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