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EWG's Bottled Water Scorecard, 2011
January 25, 2012

EWG's Bottled Water Scorecard, 2011: Find Your Water

Dasani Purified Water
Grade: D
sold by The Coca-Cola Company
U.S. map showing states where samples were purchased
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California C yes
New York C n/a
Tennessee C n/a
Wisconsin D n/a


n/a = not assessed

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING

2010 summary

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D

2009 summary

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C

LABEL 1
Dasani Purified Water Label
California
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C

LABEL 2
Dasani Purified Water Label
Wisconsin
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D

LABEL 3
Dasani Purified Water Label
Tennessee
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C

LABEL 4
Dasani Purified Water Label
New York
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C

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
None Listed
Website information: "Most facilities that purify and bottle DASANI procure water from municipal water systems. At a few plants, however, water is obtained from protected groundwater sources"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
"Purified by reverse osmosis"
Website information: "granular activated carbon filtration... reverse osmosis... ultraviolet light disinfection… ozonation."
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 3 & 4:
"For water quality and information, please call 1-800-788-5047 or visit www.dasani.com"

Label 2:
Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a water quality report that is not specific to this brand. The report includes information on source water and water processing but it does not disclose the results of water testing.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 1:
Designed to make a difference. Our company has built one of the largest recycling plants in the world, which will help us reach our long-term goal to have 100% of our plastic bottles reused or recycled. This innovative, redesigned plastic bottle uses up to 30% renewable material from plants and is recyclable as always. So please give it back. Bottled by a member of The Coca-Cola Bottlers' Association, Atlanta, GA 30327. Produced under the authority of the Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA 30327.

Label 2:
Enhanced with minerals for a pure, fresh taste. Non-carbonated. Crisp, fresh taste. Dasani is filtered through a state-of-the-art purification system and enhanced with minerals for a pure, fresh taste that can't be beat. Purified water, magnesium sulfate, potassium chloride, salt (adds a negligible amount of sodium). Minerals added for taste.

Label 3:
Enhanced with minerals for a pure, fresh taste. Non-carbonated. Crisp, fresh taste. Dasani is filtered through a state-of-the-art purification system and enhanced with minerals for a pure, fresh taste that can't be beat. Purified water, magnesium sulfate, potassium chloride, salt (adds a negligible amount of sodium). Minerals added for taste. Bottled by CCDA Waters, LLC in High Springs, FL 32643

Label 4:
Enhanced with minerals for a pure, fresh taste. Dasani is filtered through a state-of-the-art purification process and enhanced with a special blend of minerals for a pure, fresh taste. Our company has built one of the largest recycling plants in the world, which will help us reach our long-term goal to have 100% of our plastic bottles reused or recycled. So please give it back. Purified water, magnesium sulfate, potassium chloride, salt (adds a negligible amount of sodium). Minerals added for taste. Bottled by CCDA Waters, LLC in High Springs, FL 32643
Green claims/donationsLabels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
Website: Dasani Helps State Parks Recycle: The 30 Days/30 Ways program currently is supporting California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Nevada state parks. This is just the beginning, since DASANI® is making its way across the Continental U.S.A. in the near future to introduce new PlantBottle™ and help support state parks everywhere. Dasani and Ocean Conservancy: DASANI® and Ocean Conservancy are encouraging everyone to do their part to cleanup the environment and help us put an end to the problem of trash in our oceans, rivers and lakes. It is time to give back the bottle to recycling, give back to the community by cleaning up our coastlines and waterways and give back to our oceans. Care for our Coast: DASANI’s participation in “The Care For Our Coast Campaign” helps raise crucial funds for beach clean-up, dune restoration, revegetation of native species, recycling and maintenance efforts along the California coastline. DASANI® and Coca Cola, in partnership with Stater Bros. Markets aims to raise $600,000 to help preserve and protect these iconic and historic beach ecosystems for humans and animals alike.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
WQR without water testing results
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • Safeway, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
  • UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (25-Mar-10)
  • Costco, San Diego, CA (Mar-10)
  • Fry's, Palo Alto, CA (15-Sep-10)


Label 2:
  • Speedway Gas Station, Beloit, WI (Feb-10)


Label 3:
  • McDonalds, Nashville, TN (Apr-10)


Label 4:
  • Target, Mt. Kisco, NY (20-Mar-10)

Official website:www.dasani.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 0.5 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 0.5 / 2.0 1.5 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 2.0 / 4.0 5.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? in compliance with california regulation: provided the appropriate information on the label and water quality reports were available from both contacts listed on the label
Final Grade

C


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 0.5 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 0.5 / 2.0 0.5 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 2.0 / 4.0 4.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 3: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 0.5 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 0.5 / 2.0 1.5 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 2.0 / 4.0 5.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


LABEL 4: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 0.5 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 0.5 / 2.0 1.5 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 2.0 / 4.0 5.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C