13 Feb '12, 3pm

Industry mocks college students for fighting bottled water

College campuses across the country have been fighting to ban bottled water from campuses, and the International Bottled Water Association is fighting back . The trade group put together this pretty inane video, which we recommend you watch for the giggles. (We particularly like the soundtrack’s switch to new age-y happy music the first time a bottled water vending machine makes an appearance.) The IBWA has two main arguments, laid out with all the intellectual grace of a freshman composition class paper dashed off an hour before it’s due. First, college students should be putting their very valuable time and effort towards fighting real, important “political, social, economic, and environmental injustices.” The IBWA’s list of past triumphs includes: racial discrimination, freedom of speech, war, tuition hikes, awareness of Darfur, education funding cuts, sweatshop labor. ...

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