Water Justice News: Bottled Water

 

Maude Barlow, founder of the Blue Planet Project, sent a letter today to Governor Fernando Pimental of the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil urging him to halt all plans to sell a state-run water park. The region is famous for its mineral waters, which is reputed as the most pristine source of water in […]

Nestlé water turned into cups at Milan Expo

Posted on December 12, 2014  Tagged with: ,
Dec 122014
 

One of the four towers at Switzerland’s pavilion at the Expo 2015 in Milan was originally meant to be filled with bottles of water from sponsor Nestlé. Now, however, visitors will be offered cups which they can fill with local tap water.

 

Bloomberg reports, “Nestle SA’s water business has suffered as western consumers turn to the tap due to environmental concerns about plastic bottles. Fortunately for the Swiss company, in China environmental concerns are instead driving growth. While the tough economy and green opposition to bottles are weighing on the water business in Europe and the U.S., it’s […]

 

Tages-Anzeiger is a German-language Swiss national daily newspaper with a circulation of 550,000 readers. The newspaper reports, “In the small Pakistani community of Bhati Dilwan, a former village councilor says children are being sickened by filthy water. Who’s to blame? He says it’s bottled water-maker Nestlé, which dug a deep well that is depriving locals […]

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