Why choose Bottled Water?

1.       Health

Water is the only zero-calorie, zero-sugar and additive-free beverage that will ensure a healthy form of hydration. To prevent our bodies from dehydrating, we need to consume at least 2 to 2.5 litres of water every day, via food and beverage intake. If the body is not allowed to replenish the fluids we lose through our everyday activities and bodily functions, we will gradually lose a number of essential functions. Keeping hydrated will ensure we are able to retain the correct body temperature, maintain good physical functions as well as a good level of cognitive function.

2.       Guaranteed Quality

Natural Mineral and Spring waters offer a high-quality product with a long tradition of protecting our natural water resources and their environment. These waters provide the consumer with a safe, naturally pure beverage with a unique taste and composition.

Moreover, the water from these sources has not undergone any type of processing or treatment and is delivered to the consumer in the exact same state as it is found at source. Consumers are able to trace the water back their natural occurring source that is governed by strict regulations regarding abstraction, testing procedures, bottling, labelling and marketing . Other bottled water, such as table water, also provide the guarantee that they can be traced to the bottler.

The requirement to name the source, the producer, and the lot number means that a bottle of water is fully traceable to its origins. Even the day and time of bottling can be identified. Whatever the variety of bottled water, consumers can be assured that they are consuming a safe and wholesome drink.

Strict hygiene and food safety rules ensure that there can be no interference with the quality and integrity of the water.

3.       Variety of Tastes/Consumer Choice

Bottled waters may appear to be the same, but they are not.  In fact, natural mineral and spring waters are each unique and offer very different tastes. The mineral composition is what gives these waters their flavour and this depends on the specific geological environment from where the water is drawn. Carbonation can also strongly affect their taste, providing an even greater variety of choice for consumers with diverging taste palates.

4.       Informed choice

Buying natural mineral and spring water means that you will always know what you are purchasing: its provenance, strict hygiene and food safety checks, but it is also consistent in taste and composition. Some natural mineral waters are also able to claim to provide the consumer with certain health benefits, such as helping to stimulate digestion or having a diuretic function. The European Food Safety Authority has also acknowledged that water contributed both to the maintenance of a normal physical and cognitive function, as well as a normal thermoregulation.

5.       Convenience

In addition to being a safe and healthy choice, bottled water is very convenient. It offers the ultimate in consumer choice by providing a wide range of sizes and formats. Bottled waters offer the distinct advantage of being portable, providing an easy way to stay hydrated throughout the day in every circumstance.

6.       Emergency supply 

Bottled water provides a vital supply of water where there is an emergency, natural disaster or where the municipal supply has been cut off or is contaminated.

In an event of an earthquake, flood, severe drought or where supplies of drinkable tap water are interrupted or have failed, bottled water has an important role to play, providing people with an essential supply of water. The bottled water industry regularly donates bottled water during emergencies and to victims of natural catastrophes.

7.       Sustainable sourcing

Bottled water producers are dedicated to protection our natural resources and go to extraordinary lengths to protect the areas where natural mineral and spring waters are extracted. Their far-reaching protective measures ensure not only a sustainable management of water resources, they also guarantee the safety of these waters. Want to learn more? Have a look at EFBW's Sustainability Report.

Bottled water producers also endeavour to maintain an environmentally efficient production process by maintaining a low level of water use, continuously seeking to lower their environmental performance and reducing packaging waste through techniques such as lightweighting and applying eco-design methods. The bottled water industry also tries to reduce its carbon emissions as much as possible by favouring railway and water transport.

In short, bottled waters are the most healthy, natural, affordable and convenient choice.

by PEAK Sourcing