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  • Peter

    Does seem a wee bit of a pity that more contestants could not be found, and lauded, for ‘shapes’ and designs that could encourage a wee bit more mitigation, perhaps by steering the package away from the bin/landfill.

    Consumers might find that inspiring, too.

  • Jess @OpenlyBalanced

    Agreed. Greenwashing at its not-so-finest.

  • wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas

    With food, they tell you to read labels to find healthy food, when the truly healthy foods (whole foods) usually don’t have labels. The butternuts in my yard sure don’t.

    Same idea here. The truly green people who aren’t going anywhere near plastic bottles don’t get the awards because they aren’t front and center marketing themselves like Nestle. Those people get labeled as the weird guy in the next town who lives in a yurt.

    I know there are exceptions to both, but I think the idea is true.

  • Andrew Pennebaker

    Municipal water will always be more environmentally friendly than bottled water.

  • Alexandra

    The answer to your question is no. This is a ridiculous award, in my opinion. But isn’t Nestle the company mentioned in Blue Gold, that is tried to buy water rights in Wisconsin and Michigan? I no longer go near plastic bottles and remind the guests at our B&B who do bring them that the plastic can leach into the water if left in the sun. (And, I recycle whatever plastic bottles they leave at departure.)

  • Dr. Crusty

    What a joke. I mean, yes, this is better than before, but it’s still bottled water which is a joke of a product and a total scam

  • eco-mental

    Industries are just beginning to attempt to greenwash consumers. This is prime example. Bottled water will go down in history as one of the biggest jokes of our culture. I just found this web site from Klean Kanteen’s facebook page. This site ROCKS! Keep up the great work.

  • Tim Martinez

    You know what uses even less plastic?…..

  • Delia Ann Kennedy

    Who sponsors the competition? Nestle?