bottled water

When the Prize is So Valuable, Will We Do it Again?

Since I ran the bottled water story a week or two back, I’ve had a few question about who owns the water and what would happen if we ended up with not enough of the good stuff. Never one to …

The “Welcome To Summer” Gas Price Hikes… Are Nothing Compared To This

As summer approaches, we watch and wait with somewhat bated breath for the never-ending string of gas price hikes that will accompany that last day of school. And every year we are not disappointed or surprised as the oil companies, …

Why is Water from a Garden Hose so Delicious?

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I posed this (age-old?) question on Twitter and Facebook today. To which one of my Environmental Studies colleagues replied, “the hose gives it taste.” Ah, yes, the taste of childhood, of a hot summer day and cooling off w…

Removing Arsenic From Water With…Plastic Bottles and Nutrition Supplements?!

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When we think of plastic bottles, we usually think of them as a serious problem tied up with our drinking water, not a possible solution for cleaning water for 100 million people. But researchers have found that by comb…

Coca Cola and Nestle Show Signs of Support for Improved Recycling Laws

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Of the 224 billion beverage containers sold in the U.S. every year, only about 29 percent are recycled. Companies have been blamed in the past for not doing more to increase that rate—but that may now be changing,…

ROCK REUSE RECYCLE at Rock-A-Field Festival

Last weekend I experienced what was for me the greenest music festival so far. And not only because at Rock-A-Field in Luxembourg you actually get to rock a lush green field surrounded by dense forest. The organisers of RAF also set an example of how…

Confusion Reigns Over Plant-Based Bottles, Which Is Exactly What Coke And Pepsi Want

Amy Westervelt of Slate tries to get to the bottom of Coke and Pepsi’s plant-based bottles, concluding that they “still damaged the environment.” But she also caused some confusion and had a few mistakes, some of which have been corrected. She notes:…

Spin the Water Bottle (Cartoon)

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“Spin the Water Bottle” by Option-G

This the latest in a series of daily cartoons on TreeHugger, exploring a variety of green themes and ideas through visual art….Read the full story on TreeHugger

Crowd-sourced Drinking Fountain App Coming to Android Phones

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A new project between Google and the Pacific Institute will help you find public drinking fountains in a jiff using your smart phone. The duo is building a new app for Android-powered phones that crowd-sources the locations of founta…