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Tapped: A film screening examining the bottled water industry- Kingston

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December 14, 2014: 3:00PM to 6:00PM
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To Attend:
RSVP hosts free movie screenings of “Tapped” in Kingston, Woodstock & Saugerties. “Tapped” examines the bottled water industry and its long-term social, economic and ecological effects.

Niagara Bottling Company, a national water bottling plant based in California, wants to establish a plant in the Town of Ulster. It seeks to purchase 1.75 million gallons of water per day from Cooper Lake, Kingston’s municipal water source, and plans to utilize support from the Start-Up NY Program that gives 10 years of tax abatements to qualifying companies.

Tapped focuses on industry giants PepsiCo and Nestle. The film documents the filmmakers’ visits to a town containing a Nestle factory as well as tests run on the bottles the company uses for its products. These test results showed “several potentially harmful chemicals, some known as carcinogens.” The documentary also focuses on the fraction of bottles that is recycled, noting that “forty percent of bottled water is really just filtered tap water, and every day we throw away 30 million single-served bottles of water.”

All events are free and open to all. NO TICKETS ARE NECESSARY. The public will be met by representatives of to answer any questions regarding the proposed Niagara Bottling Company project in Ulster County.

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