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Bottled Water

  • A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy

    In the new book A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy, published by Oxford University Press, Pacific Institute researchers present clear and readable analysis and recommendations for a new federal water policy to confront our...»

  • Energy Implications of Bottled Water

    In an article published in the February 2009 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Research Letters, the Pacific Institute analyses the energy requirements for various stages in bottled water production, including the energy to...»

  • Integrity of Science: Bottled Water and Energy Factsheet: Getting to 17 Million Barrels

    The Pacific Institute finds that it took approximately 17 million barrels of oil equivalent to produce plastic for bottled water consumed by Americans in 2006—enough energy to fuel more than 1 million American cars...»

  • Bottled Vs. Tap Water

    For the Santa Clara Water District, the recent resolution promoting tap water over bottled water was a clear choice--a choice largely bolstered by Pacific Institute research. The District's recognition of the economic and environmental...»

  • Bottled Water and Energy Fact Sheet

    The growing consumption of bottled water raises questions about the product’s economic and environmental costs. Among the most significant concerns are the resources required to produce the plastic bottles and to deliver filled bottles...»

  • The Myth and Reality of Bottled Water

    Published: November 12, 2004 Author: Peter Gleick Sales and consumption of bottled water have skyrocketed in recent years. From 1988 to 2002, the sales of bottled water globally have more than quadrupled to over...»