Bottled Water Consumption Grows 10 Years in a Row

Bottled Water Consumption Grows 10 Years in a Row

Bottled water has once again reaffirmed its position as America’s favorite drink, outselling all other packaged beverages in 2019, new data from the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) shows.

Consumers are increasingly choosing bottled water instead of less healthy packaged drinks. The BMC data detail how, since 2010, bottled water has steadily increased in sales volume each year, while consumption of carbonated soft drinks has declined. Bottled water outsold soda for … [more…]

The best reusable water bottles, for when you’re ready to ditch your plastic habit

The best reusable water bottles, for when you’re ready to ditch your plastic habit

Gratitude blue bottle love glass water bottles. (Kayden Radhe / Blue Bottle Love)

Whether you’re worried about plastic pollution or the amount of dough you blow on bottled water, there’s definitely a reusable bottle perfect for you.

But with a market flooded with options, what should you consider? The key questions include how and where you will you use it. Is it for home, commuting, indoor cycling classes? Flying or … [more…]

Who keeps buying California’s scarce water? Saudi Arabia

Who keeps buying California's scarce water? Saudi Arabia

Saudi-based Almarai owns 15,000 acres of an irrigated valley – but what business does a foreign food production company have drawing resources from a US desert?

Four hours east of Los Angeles, in a drought-stricken area of a drought-afflicted state, is a small town called Blythe where alfalfa is king. More than half of the town’s 94,000 acres are bushy blue-green fields growing the crop.

Massive industrial storehouses line the … [more…]

Disposable Fashion Is Growing, and It’s Hell on the Environment

photo: Fast Fashion

Photo: Disposable clothing is part of a trend toward fast fashion, in which companies market an ever-changing array of apparel based on 50 to 100 “micro seasons” a year.

One response is sustainably conscious and “circularly” produced clothing.

When she was younger, Katherine Nation recalls going on shopping binges at Forever 21 and H&M to spend all the cash she’d received on Christmas or her birthday. Now an eighteen-year-old student, … [more…]

EPA Has Announced Development of Water Reuse Action Plan

EPA Has Announced Development of Water Reuse Action Plan

Photo: The EPA has announced the development of a water reuse action plan to leverage the expertise of both and industry and government.

At a summit in San Francisco on Feb. 27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the development of a Water Reuse Action Plan intended to leverage the expertise of both industry and government to ensure the effective use of the nation’s water resources.

“The Nation’s water … [more…]