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Our database has some reports about the bottled water industry that can meet your needs. Below are the most recent and relevant.
Report 1 – ‘INCOPA position paper’, Incopa, July 2015.
This report will give you a global idea of how high is the impact of the bottled water in environmental terms. For example, if we have to make a comparison, bottled water release more than 2000 times much carbon dioxide than tap water.
“The main sources of greenhouse gas emissions come from the production of the bottle, which hugely outweighs the other inputs from water treatment and packaging, as well the high burden from transport. The amount of emissions depends on how far, how efficient and with which means water is shipped. Train and boat transport will lead to fewer emissions than long-distance transport by truck. The contribution to environmental impact can be reduced massively by choosing tap water in the first place.”
— Incopa, July 2015.
Report 2 – ‘Towards 2020: groundwater research in Europe’, European Federation of Geologists, November 2015.
In this report is exposed how geology is one of the key factors influencing the environmental issues of the industry and how the role of geologist is fundamental to manage water quality and supply.
“In a world that faces climate change and a growing population (there were 7 billion of us in October 2011 and we will reach 8 billion by the spring of 2024, according to the most recent United Nations estimate), access to clean water will become the main key challenge to mankind in this century.”
— European Federation of Geologists, November 2015.
Report 3 – “EFBW POSITION PAPER”, European Bottled Water Association, September 2015.
This last study advise on how the protection of the environment around the sources is absolutely critical. It also provides some statistical figures to understand the predilection of the consumers towards the mineral water.
“The European consumer has a preference for naturally sourced waters which have not been disinfected nor chemically processed and which are associated with a specific place of origin. 97% of all bottled water produced in Europe is either natural mineral water (82%), or spring water (15%).”
— European Bottled Water Association, September 2015.
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