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Bottled water under the microscope

water bottleA new infographic on US bottled water argues that it involves “very small water use with very big health benefits.”

  • It uses less than 0.004% of water in the US, compared with 31% for irrigation and 49% for electricity.
  • The amount used in production to make 1 litre of product is 1.46 litres for bottled water, compared with 2.02 litres for soft drinks, 3.68 litres for wine and 3.8 litres for beer.
  • Bottled water “helps people choose fewer soft drinks”, accounting for 40% of all water servings.
  • “By switching from soft drinks to bottled water, Americans have saved 300 billion calories each year and 6.4 billion gallons of water …”

For more, go to www.bottledwater.org

About Richard Hall

Richard Hall is an acknowledged expert on the international food and drinks sector, chairing and speaking at numerous industry conferences as well as offering independent comment on bevblog.net. Richard has undertaken many consultancy projects over the past 25 years as well as helping form several industry organisations, including the foundation and chairmanship of the Natural Hydration Council and more recently the Yogurt Council in 2013/14. In 2010 he was Series Consultant for the BBC Money Programme series on The Foods That Make Billions.

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