Uncapping the Bottle: A Look Inside the History, Industry, and Regulation of Bottled Water in the United States

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Uncapping the Bottle: A Look Inside the History, Industry, and Regulation of Bottled Water in the United States

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dc.contributor.advisor Hutt, Peter Barton en_US
dc.contributor.author Ahn, Joyce S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-07T20:37:10Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Uncapping the Bottle: A Look Inside the History, Industry, and Regulation of Bottled Water in the United States (2006 Third Year Paper) en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8852174
dc.description.abstract Since the late twentieth century, the bottled water industry in the United States has been exploding, and more Americans have been choosing bottled water as their preferred beverage. Although much has been written about bottled water in recent years, most of the literature has tackled individual elements of the phenomenon, particularly information on market growth, on the differences between tap water and bottled water, and on the industry’s harmful effects on the environment. This paper attempts to integrate the various data on bottled water and to provide an overview of the more interesting aspects and issues surrounding the product and its burgeoning industry. The paper begins with a brief history of bottled water in the United States, starting with its development in the eighteenth century. It is followed by a review of the current market, the industry trends, and the major corporate players. The subsequent section describes the regulatory scheme that governs bottled water in the U.S., with an emphasis on federal law and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Finally, the paper presents some of the criticisms that have been launched against bottled water and some of the major issues facing the industry today. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dash.license LAA en_US
dc.subject Food and Drug Law en
dc.subject bottled water en
dc.title Uncapping the Bottle: A Look Inside the History, Industry, and Regulation of Bottled Water in the United States en
dc.type Paper (for course/seminar/workshop) en_US
dc.date.available 2012-06-07T20:37:10Z

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