Water Bottle News

February 18, 2016 @ 06:13 AM

Ampack Corp a US Company has launched a new bottle water product, that provides savings to the environment. http://www.ampack-corp.com

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April 28, 2016 @ 07:59 PM

Ampack Corp. a Redistributor of Essential Products & Sustanable Supplies. Has Launched WATER BLUE BOTTLE Drinking Water Products Bottled in the United States of America http://www.ampack-corp.com

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New Bottle of Water BLUE Helps to reduce CO2 in the United States

June 15, 2016 @ 12:14 AM

Ampack Corp. introduces a New Bottle of Water product called Blue TM, a revolutionary approach to be eco-friendly and with a goal to reduce CO2 in the United States of America.

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Bottle of Water US News

March 10, 2017 @ 11:54 AM

Bottled Water



Do you know how much bottled water Americans consume annually?  Do you know how many plastic water bottles get thrown in the trash every day? The numbers are staggering:



Roughly 50 billion plastic water bottles end up in U.S. landfills each year — 140 million every day! That’s enough, laid end to end, to reach China and back each day.



In 2008, Americans drank an average 215 bottles of water each for a total of 66 billion bottles. Of that total, only 22% was recycled.



We are shipping 1 billion water bottles a week around the U.S. in ships, trains, and trucks.


We are paying 2 to 4 times the cost of gasoline for a product that is virtually free.



The problem with plastics:



It takes over 700 years for plastic to decompose.


Plastic pollution is a world-wide problem. There is a growing "garbage patch" of plastic estimated to be more than twice the size of 


Texas floating in the North Pacific Ocean.


Ecosystems and wildlife are negatively impacted by plastic debris.


Disposable plastic water bottles are made out of oil which is a finite natural resource. Plastic bottles require energy to make and transport. Currently, the amount of oil we use to produce water bottles each year (17 million barrels) could fuel over 1,000,000 cars for an entire year.


The environmental impact of one disposable bottle:



Picture a disposable water bottle ¼ full of petroleum. That is how much petroleum it takes to make and distribute a single plastic bottle of water.


It takes THREE bottles of water to make and distribute ONE disposable plastic bottle of water.


120 grams of greenhouse gases are generated by a single disposable plastic bottle of water.


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Leading the world to a plastic pollution free future

March 10, 2017 @ 12:10 PM




We applaud "Algalita" who envisions a marine environment that is healthy, sustainable and productive for all living creatures, free from plastic pollution.  

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Bottled Water is US Market Favorite Packaged Drink

March 10, 2017 @ 02:02 PM

Healthy, convenient, and safe, bottled water is America’s favorite packaged drink, according to the latest data from BMC. Bottled water sales increased by 10 percent in 2016, and now total $16 billion (wholesale). 


In 2016, total U.S. bottled water consumption grew by 8.6 percent to 12.8 billion gallons, up from 11.8 billion gallons in 2015. In addition, per-capita consumption is up 7.7 percent in 2016, with every person in America drinking an average of 39.3 gallons of bottled water last year, while average intake of carbonated soft drinks slipped to about 38.5 gallons, BMC statistics show. 



Bottled water has become consumers’ No. 1 drink for many reasons, says Joe Doss, IBWA president and CEO. “Research and polling indicate people are continuing to make the switch from other packaged drinks to bottled water. Some of these reasons include: 



Bottled water is a healthy packaged drink choice. 


Bottled water tastes great and is refreshing. 


Bottled water is convenient for on-the-go lifestyles. 


Bottled water has trusted safety and quality and is comprehensively regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 


Bottled water packaging has a proven record of safety. 


Bottled water is sold in containers that are 100-percent recyclable. 


Bottled water has the lowest water and energy use ratio of all packaged beverages. 


Bottled water has a tiny water-use footprint. The entire industry uses less than 0.011 percent of all water used in the United States 

each year. 


Bottled water containers use much less PET plastic than soft drinks containers (9.89 grams vs. 23.9 grams, on average for 16.9-ounce containers). Soda needs a thicker plastic container due to its carbonation. 



For more information : bottled water named americas favorite packaged drink

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Rice Business Industry News

April 06, 2017 @ 02:53 AM

First U.S. Rice Exported to Cuba Since 2007


APRIL 4, 2017 01:12 PM



John Kavulich, president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, reports that a shipment of rice will travel from the port of Houston/Galveston to the Republic of Cuba - the first shipment of its kind in a decade.



The shipment was reportedly valued at $252,000, including $126,000 worth of rice "semi/wholly milled, parboiled, inc mixes" and $126,000 worth of rice "semi/wholly milled, mixtures of grains."



Cuba imports about 80% of its food, creating a potential $2 billion market for U.S. farmers. According to the Engage Cuba Coalition, U.S. producers cannot offer private credit for exported ag commodities to Cuba. This restricts access compared to other exporting nations.



Blake Gerard, chairman for the USA Rice Farmers Board of Directors, addressed the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management on the matter earlier today.



"With the appropriate statutory changes, the U.S. could regain 30% of the Cuban rice business within two years," he says. "That is an estimated 135,000 metric tons of new demand. We anticipate the U.S. share of the market would exceed 50% within five years, and it could reach 75% or more within ten years with full commercial relations. That is equal to somewhere between $40 and $60 million worth of new demand from Cuba within those first two years of lifted sanctions."



According to Kavulich, from 2002 to 2007, rice exports from the U.S. to Cuba topped $183 million.


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Rice Market News

April 06, 2017 @ 02:56 AM

Rice Market: Colombia to Remove Import Restrictions on U.S. Rough Rice


By Bob Cummings, USA Rice - March 1, 2017 @ www.usarice.com/news



The Colombian government informed the United States in early February that it has begun the process of removing existing restrictions on the import of U.S. paddy rice.  USA Rice was informed of this positive news by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently.



“This is tremendous news, and a success that we have worked hard to achieve,” said USA Rice Chairman Brian King, with rice merchant Erwin-Keith, Inc. in Wynne, Arkansas. “This development will allow U.S. exporters to maximize marketing opportunities under the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.”



In a letter to APHIS, the General Manager of Colombia’s counterpart organization, known as ICA, stated that the disease Tilletia horrida (rice smut) is prevalent in several rice growing areas of Colombia.



As a consequence, Colombia will begin the process of deregulation of the disease and updating of the current phytosanitary import requirements for rice seed and paddy coming from the United States.  Since 2012, Colombia has restricted the import of U.S. paddy to the port of Barranquilla and requires burning of rice hulls to control the spread of T. horrida.



“We waited several years for Colombia to complete its study on the prevalence of this disease, and the results confirm what many suspected.  Our task now is to encourage U.S. and Colombian officials to work quickly toward removing import restrictions on the import of U.S. rice.  We understand that U.S. and Colombian plant health officials will meet later this month, and we look forward to continued progress from this session,” concluded King.



Colombia has emerged as a significant market for U.S. rice, primarily long grain milled, since the trade agreement came into effect in 2012.  U.S. exports were 140,000 MT of rice in 2016, valued at $58.2 million.  Import duties on U.S. rice phase out gradually, and end in 2030.



In exchange for this phase out, increasing amounts of U.S. rice enter the country duty free each year under what is called a tariff rate quota (TRQ) – 98,448 MT in 2017 – and, significantly, research activities in the six rice-producing states share the profits from auctioning access under the TRQ.  In 2016, revenue to the six states exceeded $13 million.

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Bamboo Industry News

April 07, 2017 @ 07:04 PM

Major opportunities are aligning for bamboo production in the United States, and even a small slice of the global market could bring windfall profits to American agriculture. The U.S. is a second-class participant in the $60-billion international bamboo industry as an importer and consumer but hasn’t yet entered the production side of growing and manufacturing. However, the sideline status of U.S. agriculture is rapidly changing: Bamboo is set to go big on U.S. farmland.



Commercial bamboo farming has the potential to create thousands of jobs, since it is labor intensive. Bamboo plants are typically planted, maintained and harvested by hand. In Ghana, about 1,500 people were employed when a commercial project started recently. In China, the bamboo industry employs nearly 8 million people, a number that is expected to hit 10 million by 2020, according to INBAR.

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