Bottled Water and Energy Fact Sheet

Published: February 2007
Authors: Peter Gleick
Pages: 1

Fact Sheet


The growing consumption of bottled water raises questions about the product’s economic and environmental costs. Among the most significant concerns is the cost of the resources required to produce plastic bottles and deliver the filled bottles to consumers, including both energy and water resources. This fact sheet examines the environmental, energy, and transportation costs of bottled water production and consumption.