Stories by Richard Girard

Richard Girard is the corporate researcher at the Polaris Institute. subscribe to Richard Girard's feed

Posted on: Jun 15, 2009, Source: Polaris Institute

Market reports predict that over the next four years sales of bottle water will grow most quickly in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2009, Source: Polaris Institute

These are desperate times indeed for bottled water companies, which means they're resorting to desperate measures.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2008, Source: Polaris Institute

New buildings are being constructed without water fountains, and existing buildings are decommissioning older fountains.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2008, Source: Polaris Institute

In the UK, private water delivery companies see bottled water as a direct competitor for their product, tap water.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2008, Source: Polaris Institute

The PET plastic bottles used for bottled water can all be traced back the world's biggest oil giants.

Posted on: May 29, 2008, Source: Polaris Institute

While water shortages are getting worse in areas of increasing urbanization, Coke is digging in their heels there to make more money.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2008, Source: Polaris Institute

The big bottled water companies are trying to counter negative press by tying their products to charitable causes.