|Title (Primary)||Global bottled water industry: a review of impacts and trends|
|Author||Bouhlel, Z.; Köpke, J.; Mina, M.; Smakhtin, V.|
|Abstract||The report examines facts and perceptions about bottledwater in the global context. It analyses the geography, structure, trends, and drivers of the global bottled water market. It examines the existing knowledge on the quality of bottled water, its impacts on water resources, and its role in plastic pollution. It raises the question of the bottled water industry’s contribution to the sustainable development goal on universal access to safe drinking water. The analysis considered only those types of bottled water that have little or no difference in taste from the tap water provided by regular municipal water supply.|
|Persistent UFZ Identifier||https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=24226|
|Bouhlel, Z., Köpke, J., Mina, M., Smakhtin, V. (2023):
Global bottled water industry: a review of impacts and trends
United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU INWEH), Hamilton, 41 pp.