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Purified Recycled Water: What Does It Mean for the Bottled Water Industry?

In most of the United States, many people are blissfully unaware of the challenges of getting potable drinking water. Even if you are unfortunate enough to live in one of the many states where the tap water is too contaminated to safely drink, you can usually purchase bottled water for little more than a dollar […]

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Cities With the Worst Public Water Ratings

In recent years Flint, Michigan, has become famous for having unfit drinking water. But do they have the worst tap water in the U.S.? Where does it fall among cities with the worst tap water? For that matter, where does your city fall among cities with the worst drinking water in the United States? Here […]

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How Are Water Bottles Recycled?

By volume, bottled water recently surpassed carbonated soft drinks to become the most popular drink in America. Each year, the average American will use 167 plastic water bottles of varying sizes. What happens to those bottles after you consume the contents is up to you. Do they become waste, or are they recycled? As the […]

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Emergency Water Storage Preparation

There are few parts of the country that aren’t affected by natural disasters. Hurricanes, tornados and other extreme weather seem to be increasing both in frequency and intensity. One upside of the media’s attention to these catastrophic events is that it clearly shows the value of preparedness. Hopefully, your region won’t be the next one […]

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The Importance of Recycling Water Bottles

As bottled water surpasses carbonated soft drinks as the beverage of choice for most Americans, it has raised serious questions about the environmental impact of consuming something readily available from the tap. This has put consumers in an unenviable position — we hear every day about the health benefits of ditching sugary sodas, but we […]

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Unsafe Drinking Water: A Growing Problem in the United States

According to the United Nations, an estimated 783 million people around the world do not have regular access to clean water. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by statistics like this or to think of them as primarily developing world problems. However, as the ongoing Flint, Michigan crisis proves, America’s public water supplies are no less […]

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Sell or Deliver? A New Look at Bottled Water Delivery

How do you see your water delivery business? Are you a company that sells water to customers, or are you a company that delivers water to customers? A similar question was posed to restaurateurs in 2010 in the United States, with the reappearance of food trucks in many urban cities. As a brief history, food […]

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Federal Regulations for Bottled Water

Bottled water is everywhere — take a trip to your local grocery or convenience store, and you’ll likely find dozens of varieties from different manufacturers and sources. In fact, bottled water is now more popular (by volume) than carbonated soft drinks — the average American will drink 39.3 gallons of it per year. We like […]

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FSMA Update

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in 2011, is widely considered to be the most comprehensive reform of U.S. food safety laws since 1938. Drafted as a response to several high-profile outbreaks of foodborne illness, the law affects every aspect of the American food system, from farming to processing and shipping. Its […]

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High-Tech Pallets: Opportunities and Challenges

The modern warehouse environment has evolved considerably over the past few years, incorporating new technologies that help businesses run smarter, more efficient operations. A pallet’s role in these operations is integral. Despite this, however, pallet technology has remained relatively consistent, and innovations have been slow to gain acceptance. For forward-thinking material handling operations, however, there […]

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