Why are sales and exports of UK-sourced bottled water spiking while river levels struggle?

The Environment Agency (EA) has licensed organisations to remove up to 18 billion litres of water every year to package and sell in bottles, an ENDS investigation has found.

by Rachel Salvidge
Consumption of bottled water is rising despite pressure to use the resource more sparingly. Photograph: Group4 Studio/Getty Images
Consumption of bottled water is rising despite pressure to use the resource more sparingly. Photograph: Group4 Studio/Getty Images

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