Comments on: Water down the tube in London heatwave http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/07/02/water-down-the-tube-in-london-heatwave/ Now raising intellectual capital Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:34:36 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Miami limousine http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/07/02/water-down-the-tube-in-london-heatwave/comment-page-1/#comment-1100 Wed, 22 Jul 2009 12:28:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=701#comment-1100 The National Hydration Council whose eye-catching advertising campaign to encourage people to buy more naturally sourced bottled water on health grounds — featured prominently on the underground network earlier this year.

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By: Eats Wombats http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/07/02/water-down-the-tube-in-london-heatwave/comment-page-1/#comment-661 Wed, 08 Jul 2009 14:02:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=701#comment-661 > The tap vs bottle notion is a misnomer.

Whatever that is it isn’t English.

The idea that people need to be told to drink water is hilarious. Oh wait, it’s an industry lobby association with a vested industry in people buying bottled water.

QUELLE SURPRISE!!

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By: Jeremy Clarke, director, Natural Hydration Council http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/07/02/water-down-the-tube-in-london-heatwave/comment-page-1/#comment-479 Mon, 06 Jul 2009 15:15:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=701#comment-479 I am pleased that Alexander caught sight of our eye-catching campaign, but he slightly misses the point. The Natural Hydration Campaign strives to encourage people to drink more water, period. As a nation, we really need to get into the water habit and reap the benefits of the healthiest form of hydration – whether tap or bottle is irrelevent and is largely dependent on location.

The tap vs bottle notion is a misnomer. People drink both and they complement each other rather than compete. Most people don’t refill a bottle and carry it with them in the same way most people don’t make a packed lunch and take it to work.

We have drunk the same amount of tap water for the last 30 years, so the growth of bottled water in the last decade has come in addition rather than instead of tap. It means we are drinking more water. That in itself is a good thing and that is what the growth of bottled water has achieved. The sad fact is that we still don’t drink enough. The average Brit drinks just 200ml of plain water a day (100ml from tap; 100ml from bottled water). That’s less than one glass out of the 6-8 a day we should be drinking. We really should be getting into the water habit – and particularly in a heatwave, and particularly on the underground!

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By: dennis http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/07/02/water-down-the-tube-in-london-heatwave/comment-page-1/#comment-443 Mon, 06 Jul 2009 09:05:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=701#comment-443 Glass bottles brings plenty risk while todays industry can recycle cans much easier. But we usually like the view of what we drink. Personally im all for water with a bit of flavor and this doesnt necessarily require sugar.

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By: amicus curiae http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/07/02/water-down-the-tube-in-london-heatwave/comment-page-1/#comment-401 Sun, 05 Jul 2009 12:48:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=701#comment-401 and how hot is it?
Also GLASS drink bottles not BPA plastic.

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By: Lou http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/07/02/water-down-the-tube-in-london-heatwave/comment-page-1/#comment-356 Fri, 03 Jul 2009 11:18:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=701#comment-356 The idea of a national hydration council is quite smart. We suffer unknowingly of dehydration. Being fully hydrated is not an easy task for a person who is 30 years old and has never experienced it before. We need to know how good it is for us. I recommend something similar to an army canteen approach. A refillable, dishwasher proof container that is portable. A person need not rely on only one but have them in the office and in their car. The source of water is important and needs to be given some improvement. Something like the water cooler system but more proliferated, free and accessible might be in order. And as will become obvious if the hydration efforts work out and actually become part of our lives more attention needs to be given to rest rooms.

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By: Aaron http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/07/02/water-down-the-tube-in-london-heatwave/comment-page-1/#comment-327 Thu, 02 Jul 2009 18:47:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=701#comment-327 I was just thinking that same thing!

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By: Bandage http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/07/02/water-down-the-tube-in-london-heatwave/comment-page-1/#comment-316 Thu, 02 Jul 2009 17:23:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=701#comment-316 Uh oh… I hope Bob didn’t go out on that transparent ledge and have his worst fears were realized….

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