Starbucks Will Stop Selling Water Bottled In Drought-Ridden California

Starbucks Will Stop Selling Water Bottled In Drought-Ridden California Hero Image

As California's historically bad drought has progressed, some companies have come under fire for bottling water in the state and selling it at a huge markup.

Starbucks' Ethos brand, which donates a small portion of its profits to "support water, sanitation and hygiene education programs in water-stressed countries," had been sourced and bottled in water-starved California.

On Thursday the coffee giant responded to the criticism by pledging to move its source to Pennsylvania within six months. Hopefully this will spur more nationwide awareness of the conditions in California, which show no signs of abating.

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