HotLips Bottling Bull Run for a Good Cause

Bull Run water in a bottle? If it is for a good cause, why not? An interesting blog item from the Portland Water Bureau caught my eye today. It talked about how HotLips Pizza is bottling our Bull Run water in glass which is recyclable and “made right here in Portland from a very high percent of recycled glass to begin with.”

Proceeds from sales of the HotLips Pizza Bull Run Water are being donated to “drinking water advocacy.” The move is part of National Drinking Water Week, currently going on, and is targeted towards getting us away from water bottled in plastic in far away lands.

How does Bull Run Water taste, you might ask? You can swing by HotLips to find out, or just open your tap at home in most cases. It is also interesting to note there are other places around town where you can enjoy the local water in glass bottles.

3 Comments so far

  1. zehnkatzen on May 8th, 2008 @ 5:43 am

    That’s kind of ironic. Back in ’84, ol’ Mayor Frank Ivancie (a/k/a Ivan C the Terrible, whose greatest achievement as Portland mayor was leaving office) introduced to the city Bull Run Bottled Water, either (depending on who you talk to) trying to get a bit of Oregon into the then-aborning boutique water market or just as a publicity stunt.

    Either way, another epic fail.

    Turns out he was just ahead of his time on that one. Hot Lips Pizza is sexy enough that it just might fly this time, though since you can get it out of any tap, I don’t think it’ll have much for legs. On the other hand, it does look like a limited edition thing, and the glass packaging and the emphasis on local and recycling does kind of hit it out of the park in a way, so who knows?


  2. hulahulagirl on May 8th, 2008 @ 9:28 am

    Um, so we should buy tap water because it’s in "mostly" recycled glass that may or may not get recycled again? Are you taking into consideration the transportation of the water, the energy it takes to bottle it at whatever facility, etc. That doesn’t seem very green to me. Seriously, people: it’s TAP WATER. Clean drinking water keeps getting more scarce all over the planet and the US is having serious droughts, too—–stop making water a commodity.


  3. Erica (helloerica) on May 18th, 2008 @ 10:04 am

    Very odd. Good they’re not using plastic bottles but that may be because they bottle their soda in glass as well.



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