Kick the Bottle

As the containers and costs mount, in South Florida and beyond, plastic is played out

"Regular tap water is just fine," he says with a chuckle that suggests a stating of the obvious. "But we live in a marketing world." According to the city's purchasing department, the new anti-bottled policy resulted in a savings of more than $10,000 between November and July compared with the same period in 2007.

In one of its clearest victories to date, TOTB pressured PepsiCo into agreeing to print "Public Water Source" on its Aquafina label. "If this helps clarify the fact that the water originates from public sources, then it's a reasonable thing to do," says Michelle Naughton, a Pepsi spokesperson. Ray Crockett, her counterpart at Coca-Cola, disagrees. "The FDA's definition of purified water does not require [disclosing] the source," he has been quoted as saying. "We believe consumers know what they're buying."

Miami Mayor Manny Diaz drinks to his health.
Jacqueline Carini
Miami Mayor Manny Diaz drinks to his health.
WASD Assistant Director Ralph Terrero says tap water is just fine.
Jacqueline Carini
WASD Assistant Director Ralph Terrero says tap water is just fine.

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The Restaurant at the Setai

2001 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: South Beach

Or at least some do. Probably about the same percentage as those who know that Evian spelled backward is naive.

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Consumer Reports says there are things you can do that can be more effective than an air purifier. First, ban indoor smoking."If you've got a smoker in your family, you should not let them smoke in your house because that's an incredibly large source of pollution in the home," .It seems like everywhere I go, people have an air purifier running. No one wants to breathe dirty air. Just remember a machine alone, won't clean the air or relieve asthma or allergy symptoms.