As a kid, your parents are always telling you to drink more of it. In your 20s you down one between cocktails to stave off a hangover.
Americans now officially drink more bottled water than soda. It’s a shift that decades ago might have seemed unthinkable—that consumers would buy a packaged version of something they could get free from a tap.
Whether you drink it to quench your thirst or use it to wash your laundry, water is an indispensable part of our lives and our world.
It’s also an indispensable part of a healthy diet. That’s why more and more Americans are choosing to increase their water intake. In 2015, the average American drank 36.5 gallons of bottled water — a 7.9 percent increase over the previous year.
The bottled water industry continues to respond to the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan. This is a terrible situation that highlights the important and historic role that bottled water plays during emergencies and natural disasters.
International Bottled Water Association Applauds Federal Bottled Water Consumer Information Legislation
On June 26, 2014, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) applauded federal legislation introduced today by Representative Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Representative Jim Matheson (D-UT), and Representative Richard Nugent (R-FL) that would provide consumers with uniform information about the quality and safety of their bottled water products.
Recently, a Twitter meme about a German study on endocrine disrupting chemicals has been making the rounds with headlines like – “Bottled water found to contain over 24,000 chemicals, including EDCs.” While dramatic and scary sounding, these claims are not actually accurate. In fact, many of the Tweets and social media posts are misleading and false, such as those claiming that PET plastic bottled water bottles contain BPA.
When taking advantage of the warm weather or just heading out on the day’s errands, always keep some bottled water handy and remember to stay hydrated when on the go.
IBWA Statement Regarding National Park Service’s Contradiction on Bottled Water and Healthy Food Standards
Alexandria, VA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today issued the following statement concerning the recent contradictory efforts by the National Park Service to ban the sale of bottled water in certain parks, while at the same time promoting healthier menus at national park facilities.