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British Bottled Water Producers responded to the plans for public water fountains saying: “What people choose to drink is a matter of personal preference and that BBWP supports any initiative which gets people to ditch sugary soft drinks or high fat and sugar beverages and promotes healthy hydration with water. Which water people choose depends on convenience, budget and whether people prefer their water naturally clean and naturally wholesome in the case of NMWs and most SWs, tasting pleasant in the case of table waters including POU cooler water, or whether they like it chemically cleansed in the case of unfiltered tap water.

“PET and glass bottles are fully recyclable. Many PET bottles are made with recycled PET content. PET is 100% recyclable, light, robust and completely safe for consumers. In the case of those of our members who also supply water coolers, these are either mains-fed or they use bottles that are not only recyclable but are reused usually up to 40 times so are highly sustainable. 

“It is also important to remember when thinking about bottled water, that British bottlers of natural waters act as important stewards of the UK countryside as they fiercely protect the land from which the water is sourced.

Of course, in the instances where tap water proves unsafe to drink and a boil water notice is issued*, the bottled water industry will continue to provide a valuable service to meet the need for safe water”.

*The most recent case was in North Somerset when Bristol Water issued a boil water notice in mid-January 2018.

Article posted on: 25 January 2018

The trend towards healthy eating and drinking means that more people are buying bottled water. We're mostly made of water. Water is life-giving and vital.

In the UK we now buy more than 2 billion litres a year. As we consume more water many people naturally want to know that the water they drink is free from unwanted additives; they want to identify the source of the water; and more and more Britons want to avoid unnecessary ‘food miles’.

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