Blog: Bottled water weighs in as bans start to trickle
Andy Morton | 21 January 2013
Earlier this month, a town in Massachusetts banned the sale of bottled water in containers smaller than one litre, while last week news broke that the University of Vermont has outlawed all on-campus water bottle sales.
The bans are for environmental reasons, and in places like UVM - fiercely proud of its natural habit - not especially surprising. But could this trend spread?
The US-based International Bottled Water Association has already hit back, saying the bans “are not in the public interest”, especially with the country facing a rise in the number of overweight people.
Interesting to note that while one sector of the beverage industry is being attacked with the obesity issue, another uses it as a defence.
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