10 things you might not know about bottled water.

Bottled water is part of a lot of people’s, daily life… Bought in the corner shop on the way to work, picked up in the supermarket with the weekly shop, and chosen as a health option when out with the children. But here are 10 facts that you might not know about bottled water, which may make you rethink those purchases.

  1. Britain consumes 3 billion litres of bottled water a year.
  2. Bottled water is 500 times more expensive than tap water.
  3. The bottled water market is the fastest growing market in the world.
  4. The UK bottled water industry is worth £200,000,000 a year.
  5. Over 250,000 bottles of water were sold over the Wimbledon period last year.
  6. 30% of bottled water sold in supermarkets is actually tap water.
  7. If you were to buy a bottle of water every day for a year (at the price of £0.80p per day), it would cost you £292.00. If you were to rent a water cooler from us (at the price of £0.52p per day), it would cost you £189.80p a year for an unlimited supply for your whole office.
  8. In 2011 the UK produced 580,000 tonnes of plastic bottles as waste, of which only 52% was recycled.
  9. 69% of bottled water sold in Britain is still water.
  10. If tap water cost the same as the cheapest water bottled water, your monthly water bill would be £5900.87p

In the UK our drinking water is of the highest standard, at a record level of quality and among the best in the world. If you prefer your water chilled & filtered then ather that buying an expensive bottle of water and adding it to recycling or landfill, why not rent or buy a water cooler from aqualeader? Our machines can be rented at a fraction of the cost, for an all year round unlimited supply for everyone in your home or office.

 

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