What Are the Trends and Future of Bottled Water?June 11, 2015
“Trends” attempt to explain future habits based on past actions – kind of like water flowing down a river. Such is the case with bottled water – the flow of past tendencies to predict future habits.
What we at Azure Water mean by trends in bottled water is how will our children and our grand children consume nature’s supreme liquid? What will the future of bottled water look like?
Theories about how the future will look always vary, sometimes wildly. As environmentalists and conservationists discuss bottled water bottles, some theorists envision Ooho, a biodegradable membrane of brown algae (a kind of miniature blob) enclosing an amount of water, will become commonplace in a world turned “green,” according to gizmodo.com.
Several designers at a small Australian company think they can develop hybrid bottled water with containers made of oxo-biodegradable material and which take 10 years to degrade into the environment, according to zdnet.com. Some environmental leaders predict the industry will move toward using more recyclable materials for bottled water.
Technology Bubble Takes on Bottled Water
On the other side of the discussion is the technological innovators who envision a world where bottled water bottles will send messages to communication devices, reminding people when to drink and keeping track of hydration levels. Future bottled water may change colors to measure consumers’ daily consumption and to accommodate changing weather conditions or exertion levels, according to self.com.
Bottled Water Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon
Despite the critics, bottled water is here to stay, according to CSP Daily News, perhaps more so in the United States. While the United States is the only western nation where soda drinks outsell bottled water, trends show that may change in the near future.
Soda consumption has fallen dramatically in the last 10 years, said Kim Jeffrey, president and chief executive of Nestle Waters North America. Soda consumption dropped from 54 to 44 gallons person in the United States in the last 10 years. During that same period, bottled water consumption rose to 24 gallons from 16, according to Reuters.
“Our category has captured 80 percent of their loss,” Jeffery said. “I don’t think the decline for carbonated soft drinks is going to stop.”
Azure Embraces a Bright, Healthy Future
We at Azure Water are looking forward to an exciting and healthy future in the bottled water industry. Our bottled water bottles are environmentally friendly and made in a shape that is firm, steady and reliable. Our process of producing pure water completely eliminates bottle contamination or wasted water.
We’re already green – in the environmental sense of the word. Here’s to the future.
Azure Water has a facility in Leesburg, Florida with state-of-the-art equipment that is able to generate 5,000 cases a day. We can produce custom-bottle shapes, and fill, seal and label your bottles. Are you looking to expand your business or have questions about co-packing or our capabilities, contact us.
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