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Water Reduction

The non-alcoholic beverages industry constantly seeks to reduce the amount of water it uses in the production of its products.  The amount of water used to produce a beverage is known as the ‘water ratio’, and is one of the industry’s main environmental Key Performance Indicators.

On average the bottling of non-alcoholic beverages uses a little over two litres of water per litre of finished product.  This ratio has been significantly reduced by the major companies since 2004 and bottling sites continue to implement measures for further reduction including developing new equipment and processes with suppliers.
The ratio will vary depending on the type of beverage, the size and type of packaging and the efficiency of the production facility.  In Europe the ratio typically ranges from as little as 1.2 litres for every litre produced to 2.8 litres.