U.S. Conference of Mayors begins its discussion of bottled water
WaterWebster staff report
May 1, 2008
The U.S. Conference of Mayors today began its discussion of how bottled water contributes to solid waste.
The meeting in New York City was convened as the result of a municipal water resolution the Conference of Mayors adopted at its June, 2007 meeting in Los Angeles titled The Importance of Municipal Water.
Today's session, according to a Conference of Mayors news release, was a joint meeting with the Mayors Water Council and the Municipal Waste Management Association, an environmental affiliate of the Conference.
Presentations also were made by representatives of The American Beverage Association and The International Bottled Water Association on new information on industry efforts to reduce the amount of materials used in plastic water bottles and water conservation in bottled water production processes.
San Francisco, Albuquerque, Minneapolis, Seattle, and other cities have banned the
Other findings, according the the news release, include:
The discussion was led by Albuquerque, New Mexico Mayor Martin Chávez and Fayetteville Arkansas, Mayor Dan Coody, co-chairs of the Mayors Water Council and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Mayor Don Robart, vice-chair of the Mayors Environment Committee.
To download the full news release and table pdf, click here.
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