Why are Nestle’s “green” water bottle caps the worst?

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In an effort to allegedly be more ‘green’ Nestle has produced a water bottle with a smaller cap. Sure the smaller cap now poses a risk to children and is part of a product that every single American can get for free out of their tap, puts it in millions of plastic bottles, ships them all around the country in planes and trucks — but hey, they’re helping the earth!

“Did we buy these water bottles?” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “I want to talk to the person responsible. Nestle. Nestle makes the very best… what? Water that spills all over your hand?”

“Excuse me, I have to back away from the microphone because I’m going to open the water and so I have to hold it way out in front of me, make sure it doesn’t spill on anything… except my hands and the cuff of my shirt,” he said on radio.

What’s wrong with the bottle? Apparently the bottles are labeled “green”, which just means they use less plastic to make the bottles. The result is that it’s too thin to hold and usually water gets spilled everywhere when Glenn tries to open it.

And even worse, the water just comes from Dallas, TX so there is nothing special about it, especially when compared to bottled water companies like Fiji.

“Can I tell you something? From Fiji that’s a good deal. They have scooped water out and put it into a quality piece of plastic,” Glenn said. “Got it through customs. It’s an imported product, you know. Put it on trucks, ate up all that gas, put it in the ‑‑ and that’s what it cost you, $2 to get that?”

After about a ten minute diatribe on the Nestle Bottled Water, Glenn demanded that his company stop purchasing their bottled water from the company. He specifically told the VP of Finance to put an end to it.

“You call Dan Figenshu right now,” Glenn said. “I don’t know who buys our stuff. I don’t even really know what Dan does. But I want a ban on this water.”

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    Ah the green movement making sure your children choke to save a tree.

  • Soul Leister

    nestle shipping “water” around “wasting gas” doing it is only a tip of the iceburg… we ship apples from New York State to Washinton State and Washington State ships apples to New York State… keep your damn apples, “NO ONE WILL KNOW, NOR CAN THEY TELL, THE DIFFERENCE”… how much money is wasted shipping products that are already obtainable locally (if they hadn’t shipped their own products some-damn-where else).

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BCAJ6QNDELYGFTPWSUVNIKA764 John

    This isn’t the green movement, this is a company trying to use the green movement as a publicity stunt. They want to put themselves under the banner of the green movement.

  • Guest

    The notion of putting on people with extreme views who are then presented as right/left actors is preposterous. They’re extremists. It wasn’t all that long ago that Fox News presented Glenn Beck as a credible conservative voice, and in fact, they still do. Bill O’Reilly regularly invites Beck on the show to tell us all why Bill O is right (and everyone else is wrong). They put on whoever can light their viewers’ hair on fire the fastest, and beat the drum for whatever outrage of the day their consultants have selected — and of course right wing bloggers are already howling on cue.

    Sean Hannity. Mike Huckabee. Michelle Malkin. Ann Coulter. Glenn Beck. These are not credible voices for any movement, conservative or otherwise. They lack the credentials and the knowledge to be credible. The only benefit they offer is the ability to annoy liberals and fire up conservatives with incendiary lies.

  • Anonymous

    Why are you wasting your time  on this page if you don’t agree with or like this person? Life if short, what are you doing wasting yours? Who does that?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BCAJ6QNDELYGFTPWSUVNIKA764 John

    Well many people, like to see both sides of the story before they make judgement calls. Others, mainly the ill-informed or the feeble minded, like to spend time around like-mind people, never having to actually think about things for themselves. They just sit around agreeing with each other. Some like to call this (excuse my french) circlejerking

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I agree with that, that’s why I regularly watch MSNBC. But I don’t comment on their blogs about how wrong/uninformed/credible they are…what a waste of time, you know?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BCAJ6QNDELYGFTPWSUVNIKA764 John

    I see what you are saying but lets be honest, how much time does it really take to write a simple comment. I, frankly, don’t personally agree with Glenn Beck’s policies but I like to hear what he and his followers feel on certain topics

  • Anonymous

    I suppose. Just struck me as odd that the comment about most of the Fox “team” is placed under a story about cheap water bottles. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BCAJ6QNDELYGFTPWSUVNIKA764 John

    welcome to capitalism my friend. Lesson 1: not everything makes sense

  • Anonymous

    Okay, now you’ve lost me; not sure when/where you turned off the road?

  • Anonymous

    I am a 5ft 10in, 185lb aircraft mechanic, and used Nestle’s for a long time, it’s my favorite bottled water. I have never squirted myself when opening a bottle of Nestle water. Maybe operator error?

  • Anonymous

    Wow, what a piece of work you are! I can only assume from your comments that you are a big obnoxious liberal hypocrite. You never watch MSLSD, oops I mean MSNBC or ONN, oops I mean CNN just to name a few, do you? Because we all know how objective they are. The  Obama sycophantic pretend media.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    bottled water product placement in “the good wife” which is another left of left franchise.

    glenn, why don’t you have a well on site and bottle your own water?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003234365964 Jerry Donais

    Whoever posted this Nestle diatribe it wrong and is not operating with any facts. I would suggest that this person is probably a very left radical environmentalist.   I am a retired fortune 50 company director of quality … and in this order of purity/quality the following brands of water are exceptional, Aquafina, Nestle, Desani.  Bottled water makers utilize many different sources of water primarily; wells (shallow and deep),  municipal water , and spring water.  All makers highly purify the water using a number of and a combination of different processes including carbon purification, sand filtration, reverse osmosis, distillation….and many others…and depends upon the quality of the incoming water.  Regulations surrounding the labeling and quality of bottled water is enforced by the FDA. Bottled water is held to a significantly higher standard of quality and purity than what you get out of your water faucet.  Bottles are lightweighted and plastic reduced for both environmental and cost reasons…..environmental was the first driver for reduction and was initiated by the early fuel shortages.  
    So Glenn, dont do a disservice to a fine company like Nestle or any other company before you have the facts……and the information you are acting on is not an a typical rant from the left.

  • Anonymous

    Buy your water at Costco like I do. It’s cheap and it’s just as good as any other brand. Kirkland all the way!!

  • Anonymous

    How many lakes and private water reservoirs has Nestle’s bottled water dried up?  This is too weird… We have American companies drying up thousands of lakes and reservoirs in order to ship our water to other countries.   This may not seem like such a bad thing but what will we do when our fresh water supply starts to run out, will Nestle redistribute their wealth to help pay for us to get clean water?

    Paste this search phrase on your browser and see  “nestle bottled water controversy”

  • Anonymous

    If using less plastic is “green,” then not buying bottled water and using no plastic would be greener. Is that what Nestle wants us to do? Or do they only want us to be “green” up to a point?

  • Anonymous

    Get a water filter that takes out lead and other heavy metals.

  • Guest

    Glenn said. “I don’t know who buys our stuff. I don’t even really know what Dan does. But I want a ban on this water.”

    Must be that they’re one of the 300+ companies that boycotted Beck’s “Christian” form of hate speech when he was on Fox “News.” 

    Sean Hannity. Mike Huckabee. Michelle Malkin. Ann Coulter. Glenn Beck. These are not credible voices for any movement, conservative or otherwise. They lack the credentials and the knowledge to be credible. The only benefit they offer is the ability to annoy liberals and fire up conservatives with incendiary lies.

  • Guest

    Journalists have to understand that conservatives don’t have any boundaries. Nothing is off limits. Nothing. From stealing elections to calling President Obama a traitor for daring to see people have access to health care, reactionaries like Beck do not operate under normal rules for normal behavior. They live by the rule that outrage drives interest; interest drives message absorption. Gullible people fall for his lies; Glenn Beck gets rich.

    It’s a lose/win situation. The public loses; Glenn Beck wins (laughing all the way to the bank.)

  • Anonymous

    If you are going to use tap water you definately need to filter your water. So you are not consuming clorine & fluoride. I’ve been reusing heinz vinegar bottles “glass” to carry my good well water. There are bags that the glass bottle will fit into so you can easily carry it. Avoid the plastic bottles I can’t tell if they are BPA free. Which is another toxin to avoid. Glass is the way.

  • Anonymous

    The word “Access” as is deceptively used by progressives and means much more than access, it’s a codeword meaning that someone else pays for it. To put it in real words: “calling President Obama a traitor for daring to demand that some people have their health care be paid for by other people”.  Increasing the Taxation of those who have more than others does not equate to charity — it just wrests more money from the wage-earning people for the government to waste with some of the money working its way back to the people.  Waste is not charity.

    Normal rules? Have a chat with Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz.

  • Deborah Ward

    JUST have to add my 2 cents.  Nestle (aka Poland Spring) gets water out behind my house in Maine.  The funniest thing is that the area was known locally for years and years as “THE DEATH HOLE” !!!!     The back story is that the area was so full of spring holes that livestock – which ranged free in years gone by – would get stuck in the mud and die there.  Drink up World!!!!  :-)

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    Rubbish water isn’t worst thing Nestle have done – pushing infant formula in 3rd-world countries is very low and has been an ongoing issue for decades…

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    A fine company? Yeah, right…

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    Indeed. Why not use glass bottles and return them for a deposit? Makes reusing so much easier than some nebulous recycling notion.

  • Guest

    For tonybigs; saving people’s lives = waste.

    Nice to see the real spirit of the far-right. Far-right’s health plan? Let them die.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQARRB7LRJ7PLI3SE52BHHK4WA Tyrone

    Nothing can remove lead, except lead, or boiling.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQARRB7LRJ7PLI3SE52BHHK4WA Tyrone

    Those are SAME people DRAINING the Great lakes, North of Ludington, MI.

    So need them Eco-terrorist up THERE!!!

  • Anonymous

    Let them die?  We cannot stop death. The government’s policy at the present time is to encourage the killing of the very young and the very old.  Who is pushing for abortions and euthanasia?  The progressives, because of greed and want to save their own skins while killing off the vulnerable.  The far-left’s health plan?  Kill ‘em.

  • Anonymous

    VERY incorrect.  Boiling water reduces the water (water vapor) thus increasing the concentration of any lead that may be present in the water.  Carbon filtration can reduce lead.  Shame on you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jackie0520 Jackie Tingen

    Check out Purific Water.. they remove lead and anything else you need to worry about in  your water. They also add infrared and magnetic energy creating more absorbable, wetter water.. we have a unit (it was very affordable) and it has made us water drinkers! 

  • Lauren

    No matter how “green” some companies try to be, there’s still one problem – they’re not green. Also, I’m not too worried about the size of my cap. The only thing that this changed is easier consumption by children and animals. Personally, I use glass bottles as much as possible – all you have to do is refill it. What their label SHOULD say is “we’re cheap bastards”.