Bottled water under the microscope
A new infographic on US bottled water argues that it involves “very small water use with very big health benefits.”
1 It uses less than 0.004% of water in the US, compared with 31% for irrigation and 49% for electricity.
2 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.
3 Bottled water “helps people choose fewer soft drinks”, accounting for 40% of all water servings.
4 “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