Growth in bottled water consumption ‘a challenge’ to water firms

An increase in bottled water sales within the UK and a doubling of exports demonstrates a challenge for the water industry, Michael Roberts, the chief executive of Water UK has said.

Speaking at a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on Monday, Roberts said he recognised the figures reported by ENDS showing that sales of bottled water within the UK rose by 7% in 2018 to 4.3 billion litres, compared with 2017.

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