29th July 2014

Should restaurateurs charge for tap water?

Sitting in her north London restaurant, Juliette Banner pours herself a glass of what is probably the most expensive tap water in the world. Thames Water charges the Crouch End restaurateur less than a tenth of a penny for each litre...

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29th July 2014

Water cooler moments prove costly

The government department in charge of Northern Ireland's tap water supply until last April spent almost £180,000 on bottled water in three years. The assembly heard the Department for Regional Development went through gallons of mineral...

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29th July 2014

Bottled Water: Who Needs It?

By Tom Heap BBC Panorama "A jug of tap water will be fine thanks..." On hearing these words uttered at the neighbouring restaurant table, what do you think? Puritan tightwad or sensible free thinker, resistant to the marketing...

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29th July 2014

Does my employer have to provide drinking water at work?

The Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992 covers this requirement. Regulation 22 places requirements on the employer with respect to the provision of drinking water. It states: 1. An adequate supply of wholesome drinking...

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29th July 2014

The real cost of our bottled water binge

If you order water in a restaurant, chances are the waiter will ask whether you want still or sparkling. You are unlikely to be offered a choice between bottled and tap. But why? Our tap water is perfectly safe - so safe that it now meets stringent...

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29th July 2014

Turn back to your taps

THE next time you reach for bottled water stacked on the supermarket shelf, spare a thought for the planet. You may think that it is better for you to buy such water, but better for the environment it certainly is not. Despite its pure image, bottled...

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29th July 2014

Bottled drinks companies under pressure to boost recycling rates

A transatlantic backlash against soaring use of plastic bottles has forced the world's two leading drinks manufacturers to pledge dramatically to improve their recycling rates amid growing public concern at the environmental impact of bottled drinks....

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