Greater than 9 in 10 Americans (91%) say bottled water needs to be obtainable wherever different drinks are offered, in response to a brand new nationwide survey of greater than 2,000 U.S. adults aged 18 and older performed on-line by The Harris Poll on behalf of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA).
Among the many remaining 26%, 1% mentioned they might keep thirsty, half (12%) would drink filtered faucet water, 7% would drink from a public water fountain, whereas 5% would drink unfiltered faucet water.
Ninety-four % of Americans mentioned they’d bought bottled water, which aligns with information that bottled water continues to be America’s favorite drink, outselling soda (by quantity) for the fourth year in a row in 2019, based on New York City-based Beverage Marketing Corp. (BMC).
A lot of bottled water’s rise in recognition stems from individuals switching from caloric drinks to water. In actual fact, since 2006, 69% of the expansion in bottled water consumption has come from individuals switching from comfortable carbonated drinks and fruit juice to water, knowledge from the BMC reveals.
Bottled water containers, on common, use 59% much less PET plastic than different packaged drinks (9.89 grams vs. 23.9 grams for 16.9-ounce containers). Tender drinks and different sugary drinks want thicker plastic containers attributable to their carbonation and/or bottling processes, based on IBWA.
In keeping with the survey, 86% of Americans stated they drink bottled water whereas they journey, 83% of employed Americans drink it at work, and 76% of all Americans drink it at residence, whereas 72% drink bottled water when procuring and on the go, 70% drink it at social occasions the place different drinks are served, 68% at sports activities and leisure venues, and 66% eat bottled water on the fitness center or when exercising.
Bottled water drinkers discover many components essential when selecting a beverage; however, style (97%), high quality (97%), and security (91%) are on the prime of their record. Bottled water drinkers additionally say that options likable to take pleasure in (81%), handy packaging when on the go (82%), and re-sealable containers (82%) are necessary to them when selecting a beverage. 65% of bottled water drinkers say low energy is essential when selecting a beverage, whereas 72% say the shortage of synthetic sweeteners is necessary.