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When convenience trumped cost for bottled water, a new commodity was born.  Water was given a dollar value, which means “free” water is lost revenue.  It does not pay to give something away for free.

 

However, not all people can afford to buy the necessities of life. 

 

To compound the problem, as long as people can buy clean water, there is no requirement to be careful with water in general.  Industries and policies can be put in place that put other priorities first, like aggregate and oil/gas extraction (see “fracking”).

 

Additionally, agriculture, fish, wildlife and recreation rely on clean, fresh, readily available water. 

 

So when we buy bottled water and encourage this exclusive industry -- for convenience -- are we doing a disservice to our society as a whole?

 

 

Water News - Bulk/Bottled Water

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-11-09

TheRecord.com / Guelph Mercury Tribune

Province seeks to extend moratorium on bottled water taking permits

Chris Seto

2018-03-15

The Guardian

WHO launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled water

Graham Readfearn

AO Info: Plastic

2018-02-20

Common Dreams

Research Exposes $16 Billion Bottled Water Industry's Predatory Marketing Practices

Julia Conley

2017-03-28

GuelphToday.com

Bottled water manufacturer turns on the science

Rob O’Flanagan

2017-03-21

Globe and Mail

Stuck on the bottle

Corey Mintz

2017-01-06

America Magazine

Should public water be owned by a private company? Canada is about to find out.

Dean Dettloff

2016-11-12

CTV W5

W5 investigates: The rising value and volatility of our fresh water

W5

2016-10-18

CBC News

Ontario water isn’t being priced fairly, says Environment Minister Glen Murray

Colin Butler

2016-10-17

Times Colonist

Ontario proposes new rules for bottled water companies

Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press

CBC News

2016-09-04

Uproxx.com

Coca-Cola Says They ‘Replenished’ The Water Used To Make Its Drinks

Cody Ziler

2016-07-17

Smh.com.au (Australia)

Bottled water producer admits consumers paying for plastic not 'pure, safe’ water

Esther Han and Emily Smith

2016-06-22

CBC News

Waukesha, Wis., plan to tap into Lake Michigan called 'wrong decision'

Greg Layson

2016-06-21

CBC News

Great Lakes states approve U.S. city's plan to draw water from Lake Michigan

Associated Press

- Waukesha, Wisconsin

2015-12-22

CBC The National

Video: Fight Over Water (2:08)

- Elora, ON

2015-11-29

Globe and Mail

WATER FIGHT: Bottles, wells, big business

Matthew McClearn

- 7334 Middlebrook Road, 5 acres

 

2015-11-03

Vietnamnet.vn

Water sources questioned after PepsiCo owns up

 

2015-11-03

Globe and Mail

Ontario giving firms ‘free ride’ on water use: environmental watchdog

The Canadian Press

2015-06-22

Chron

Bottled water recalled after tests detect E. coli at source

 

2015-05-07

Abc 7 News

Starbucks to find new source for bottled water outside Central Valley

AO Info – Califonia drought

2015-04-14

VancityBuzz.com

Vancouver Park Board rejects bottled water ban

 

2015-04-10

Huffington Post

A Lot Of Bottled Water Comes From Drought-Stricken California

Alissa Scheller

2015-04-08

Vancouver Sun

Drinking fountains vs. water bottles: Vancouver must decide

Kelly Sinoski

2015-04-03

Cantech Letter

Should Canada Share Its Water With The World?

Nick Waddell

2015-03-09

The Province (BC)

Outrage boils over as B.C. government plans to sell groundwater for $2.25 per million litres

Dan Fumano

2015-03-07

ChinaDaily USA

China thirsty for BC water, investors buy up

Wang Ru

2014-08-13

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Precious Water Bottled and Shipped Out of Drought-Ridden California

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-07-31

Occupy.com

How Corporations are Creating a Life-Threatening Water Shortage

Carl Gibson

- Nestle

2014-07-14

EcoWatch / YES! Magazine

San Francisco Bans Plastic Water Bottle Sales on Public Property

Molly Rusk

2013-10-20

Youtube / Yarra Valley Water

It doesn’t make sense to buy bottled water (1 min)

 

2013-10-04

EcoWatch / Kaye Spector

Study Strengthens Link Between Breast Cancer and BPA

- used in some package bottles and food packaging

2013-09-03

CBC

Q essay:  Unbottling our water

Jian Ghomeshi

Audio 5 mins

2013-04-12

National Geographic

New Concerns About Plastic Pollution in Great Lakes’ “Garbage Patch”

Lisa Borre, Water Currents

2013-04-09

EcoWatch

The Fallacy of Cleaning the Gyres of Plastic with a Floating ‘Ocean Cleanup Array’

Stiv Wilson

Ocean plastic pollution

2013-03-23

Reuters

Slideshow:  Polluted waterways

Protect Our Water!  Please …

2012-10-25

Nature.com

Futures market: Wall Street’s thirst for water

Frederick Kaufman

2012-06-19

In the Hills

Battling the Bottle

Jeff Rollings

2012-01-01?

CBC News Online

Canada’s Water

Martin O’Malley & Angela Mulholland, CBC News Online

 

2011-03-15

Youtube / Vera Scroggins

Paradise Rd, Bradford Co, Homes Water Polluted from Gas Drilling

Impact of bad water

2010-03-17

Youtube / Storyofstuffproject

Video: The Story of Bottled Water (2010) (8 mins)

 

1999-10-26

CBC

U.S. firm sues Canada for $10.5 billion over water

NAFTA violation?

Updated 9-Jul-2015

 

 

WATER NEWS – Nestlé

 

Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss transnational food and drink company headquartered in Switzerland.  It is the largest food company in the world measured by revenues and other metrics since 2014. (wikipedia)

 

Nestlé Waters Canada, a division of Nestlé Canada, Inc. — Nestlé Waters North America’s affiliate in Canada — produces two bottled water brands for sale in Canada — NESTLÉ® PURE LIFE®, which is a natural spring water brand in Canada, and MONTCLAIR® Natural Spring Water. Nestlé Waters Canada also sells three international bottled water brands in Canada — ACQUA PANNA, PERRIER and S.PELLEGRINO. Nestlé Waters Canada has two bottling facilities in Canada and approximately 400 employees. (source)

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-04-26

The Telegraph (Paris)

French town of Vittel suffering water shortages as Nestle accused of 'overusing' resources

David Chazan

2018-02-24

Mintpressnews.com

Coke, Nestle Near Ownership of World’s Second Largest Aquifer

Elliott Gabriel

2017-08-23

Winnipeg Free Press

Lawsuit claims Nestlé's Poland Spring defrauds consumers with bottled water

Abha Bhattarai

2017-06-09

Council of Canadians

Petition:  Premier Wynne: Nestle and bottle water have to go!

 

2017-05-24

NYTimes.com (USA)

Where Nestlé Guzzles Water, Michigan Neighbors Take Exception

Steve Friess

2017-04-04

Orangeville Banner

Chefs, musicians, activists set to launch Say No to Nestlé campaign, prepare for Waterstock

Chris Halliday

Waterstock June 11, 2017

2016-11-08

CBC

Nestlé accused of 'shameful tactic' after employees fill seats at contentious meeting

Kate Bueckert

2016-11-02

Council of Canadians

WIN! Township of Centre Wellington passes resolution against Nestle water takings

Council of Canadiansc

2016-09-26

Huffington Post

Nestlé Isn't Alone, Every Damn Drink Maker Is Taking Our Water

Joshua Ostroff

2016-09-22

CBC News

Nestlé says Middlebrook well for 'future business' and Aberfoyle backup

Keith Leslie

2016-09-22

SouthWesternOntario.ca

Nestle outbids small Ontario community for well

Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press

2016-09-21

Sbsun.com (USA)

Why Nestlé can continue to bottle water in the San Bernardino Mountains

Jim Steinberg

2016-08-21

Globe and Mail

Nestlé continues to extract water from Ontario town despite drought: activists

Keith Leslie

2016-08-16

Los Angeles Magazine

How Nestlé Gets Away With Pumping California’s Water for Next to Nothing

David Dayen

2016-06-16

Usuncut.com

Nestlé Just Suffered a Major Defeat as Community Blocks Water Privatization

Nathan Wellman

2016-05-29

CBC News Kitchener-Waterloo

Guelph Water Walk celebrates water, opposes Nestlé

Jenna Freeman

2016-04-14

CTV News Kitchener

Nestle seeking 10-year renewal of Aberfoyle water-taking permit

- taking from the Grand River Watershed

2016-04-01

Sum of Us Petition

Kathleen Wynne: Stop Nestlé from sucking Ontario dry!

No EBR # as at June 29, 2016

2016-02-28

CBC News Kitchener-Waterloo

Nestlé test of Elora well gains limited support from critics

Kate Bueckert, Andrea Bellemare

- Middlebrook well proposal

EBR 012-4935

2016-01-03

USnews.com

Feds Investigate Nestle in California

Associated Press

2015-08-24

Guelph Mercury

Centre Wellington Council votes to take action on Nestle water taking permit

Joanne Shuttleworth

2015-08-07

TVO

Elora is 'ground zero' in a battle over bottled water

Tim Alamenciak

2015-06-19

Sum of Us Petition

Petition:  Stop Nestle from Sucking My State Dry (Oregon, USA)

Joseph Schommer

2015-05-14

Theguardian.com

Nestlé boss says he wants to bottle more water in California despite drought

Rupert Neate

- Nestle

2015-05-12

The Sun

Nestlé pitches $7 million in projects to save water in California

Jim Steinberg

- Nestle

2015-03-26

Guelph Mercury

Nestle conditionally purchases Elora spring water firm

 

2014-07-14

Salon

Nestlé is bottling water straight from the heart of California’s drought

Lindsay Abrams

- Nestle Arrowhead and Pure Life brands

2015-03-16

Daily KOS

Water coalition to hold press conference regarding 'shutdown' of Nestlé Plant

Dan Bacher

- Nestle

2013-10-08

EcoJustice

Nestlé bows to pressure from community groups on bottled water fight

- Nestle attempting to cancel drought restrictions

2013-08-16

CBC News

Nestlé's Guelph-area water permit to get environment review

Margo McDiarmid

2013-08-16

Council of Canadians

Nestle settlement not in the public interest, says Environmental Review Tribunal

Media Release

- hearing to reconsider lift of water taking restrictions during drought

2013-08-14

The Province (BC)

The ‘Wild West’ of groundwater:  Billion-dollar Nestle extracting B.C.’s drinking water for free

Dan Fumno

2013-06-25

Youtube /

breakingtheset

Video: Nestle Responds to Abby / Corporate Troll Spotting (8 mins)

Abby Martin

2013-06-13

Portland Daily Sun (USA)

Fryeburg residents protest proposed Nestle Waters contract

Maine, USA

Nestle Waters of North America

Poland Spring

Fryeburg Water Co.

Evergreen Spring

2013-06-12

Youtube /

breakingtheset

Nestle:  Water’s Corporate Takeover, Brainwash Update (4 mins)

Abby Martin

2013-06-04

Huffington Post

Nestle Canada Water Dispute:  Company Denies It Wants to Take Water During Times of Drought

Daniel Tencer

2013-04-25

Huffington Post

Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck Says We Don’t Have a Right to Water, Believes We Do Have a Right to Water and Everyone’s Confused. (Video)

George McGraw

2012-10-01

Orangeville Banner

Orangeville.com

Nestle plans to appeal MOE restrictions

Chris Halliday – not specific to the proposed mega-quarry but indicative of water management in the Grand River watershed (1.113 million litres per day)

 

 

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