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Think Outside the Bottle

The Think Outside the Bottle campaign promotes, protects and ensures public funding for our public water systems and challenges the misleading marketing of the bottled-water industry.

With public officials, faith groups, restaurants, celebrities, campuses and individuals, we work to support public systems by opting for tap over bottled water.

We are asking people like you to Think Outside the Bottle by pledging to opt for tap over bottled water. Learn More

Watch the short film the Story of Bottled Water

Featured Action

Tell Acadia: Go water bottle free!

Take action now and support one of the most visited national parks in the country -- Acadia National Park -- in going bottled water free. Acadia officials are interested in taking this step but need to see broad support from park visitors to do so.

Think Outside the Bottle

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Plastic containers will be forbidden to be sold on public property in move toward zero-waste goal San Francisco became the first major city Tuesday to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property, building on a nationwide effort to curb the billion-dollar industry.
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the bottled-water ordinance on Tuesday, setting a strong precedent for a growing number of cities and states across the country that, like San Francisco, are thinking outside the bottle and reaffirming their commitment to the tap. The ordinance, introduced by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, expanded on and made law many elements of former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s 2007 executive order eliminating city spending on bottled water in city offices.
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I love this time of year. School’s out, summer’s in, and millions of people across the United States will reconnect with the wonder and majesty of our national parks.

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