Philadelphia recently passed a tax on soda and other sugary beverages. Mayor Jim Kenney calls it “a historic investment in our neighborhoods and our education system” as the estimated $91 million in tax revenue would be invested in city programs including pre-K education. Not to mention, it could help citizens drop a few extra pounds put on by consuming the sugary substances. While the measure is promising, a legal battle lies ahead. Both New York and San Francisco have tried to pass similar taxes, but failed. Berkeley is the only other U.S. city to successfully implement the measure.
If you visit Epic’s campus, you’ll find that we’re proud to be soda-free.