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IBWA Maintains Opposition to
Baltimore Beverage Container Tax


 On June 17, 2010, Baltimore's City Council voted against a beverage container tax proposal (Legislative File 10-0474), which would have imposed an excise tax of .04 cents per container on distributors who supply beverages—including bottled water—in non-reusable containers under 2 liters in size. A motion was made on June 21 to consider an amendment to impose a tax of .02 cents per container on distributers who supply beverages—including bottled water—in non-reusable containers under 2 liters. A final vote on that amendment is scheduled for today. 

IBWA continues to work with industry allies to maintain opposition to the beverage container tax. In addition to those efforts, IBWA send an action alert to Bottled Water Matters signatories in Baltimore this week asking them to reach out to their City Council Members as soon as possible to encourage them to vote against the .02 cents per container tax. Read More

2010 Member Recruitment Contest:
Each One, Submit One


David Carlile (3M Purification, Inc.) is increasing his odds of becoming the winner of the 2010 IBWA Member Recruitment Contest. David recruited Claim Services International, a new Supplier member. Find out how you too can increase IBWA membership and become a winner! Read More

Plant Inspections

BIFs to IBWA Past Due

IBWA’s 2010 plant inspection program has begun. IBWA Bottler members should complete the Bottler Information Form (BIF) and fax it to IBWA's Technical Programs Coordinator Dimeko Shaw at IBWA at 703.683.4074. (CLICK HERE for a copy of the BIF form.)  Read More

2010 DWRF Golf Tournament

2010 DWRF Golf Tournament:
Tee Off and Help Fund Vital Research That Impacts the Bottled Water Industry


On Monday, September 20, 2010, the highly anticipated Drinking Water Research Foundation (DWRF) Golf Tournament tees off again this year at the majestic Shingle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. Find out more here. Read More

IBWA Awards Program

Time is Running Out to Nominate Someone for the 2010 IBWA Awards Program:
Deadline Extended to June 30


IBWA is accepting nominations for our 2010 IBWA Awards Program—and the deadline has been extended until June 30, 2010. Don't wait until the last minute to nominate your valued employees! Read More

IBWA in the News

A Healthy Perspective on BPA

Canada’s Financial Post recently published an article supportive of bisphenol-A (BPA) by Julie E. Goodman, an adjunct professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and a research scientist who has conducted studies of BPA at low-levels. Her conclusions:  BPA has been demonstrated to be safe. Substituting less studied materials for BPA could be dangerous. CLICK HERE to read. Read More

Membership

IBWA Welcomes New Members

Find out what companies have recently joined IBWA and check out their websites too! Read More

In This Issue:
IBWA Activities
• IBWA Maintains Opposition to
Baltimore Beverage Container Tax
• 2010 Member Recruitment Contest:
Each One, Submit One
Plant Inspections
• BIFs to IBWA Past Due
2010 DWRF Golf Tournament
• 2010 DWRF Golf Tournament:
Tee Off and Help Fund Vital Research That Impacts the Bottled Water Industry
IBWA Awards Program
• Time is Running Out to Nominate Someone for the 2010 IBWA Awards Program:
Deadline Extended to June 30
IBWA in the News
• A Healthy Perspective on BPA
Membership
• IBWA Welcomes New Members
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