Industry Data: Bottled Water – Small Water User

Jan 9, 2015
How much water does it take to produce one bottle of bottled water?  The answer is, not as much as people think.  Bottled water is one of the smallest users of water. In addition its environmental footprint is smaller than some may realize.  Our recent guest blog post by Chris Hogan, Vice President of Communications for the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), discusses these points.

The IBWA is an industry association that champions bottled water as part of a healthy lifestyle and know that bottled water is a small, efficient user of water.  In order to tell this bottled water story and shed some light on the subject, the IBWA created a compelling bottled water use infographic for visualization of the data. External organizations such as U.S. Geological Survey, Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable, Kantor Panel Worldwide, and the Beverage Marketing Corporation sourced the data used in the infographic.  

Take a look and see not only how little water is used but also see some of the other interesting facts about bottled water.

The infographic is also available in Spanish plus a fun video format.