CARBON AND WATER FOOTPRINTS
I’ve commented on footprint comparisons before, but now return to the topic because new figures have been issued by the European Federation of Bottled Waters. The first set offers indicative measures for the carbon footprint of various non-alcoholic drinks in grams of CO2 per litre, as sourced from Danone.
The second set provides water footprints for different beverages in litres of water per litre of product, as sourced from waterfootprint.org
The EFBW also reports that:
|Plain still water||
|Carbonated soft drink||
|Bottled water under||
- PET bottle recycling across Europe has increased from 35% in 2005 to 48% in 2009.
- PET bottle weights have reduced by 17% since 1996.