Water

Peak industry body representing the $7 billion non-alcoholic beverages industry.

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Bottled and packaged waters can come in still, sparkling and flavoured varieties.

Many consumers enjoy the convenience, taste and quality of bottled water. The category, which is expected to generate revenue of more than $800 million by 2020-21, plays an important and healthy part in ensuring we remain hydrated.

The category produces a number of products, including spring water, purified water, mineral water, and packaged water.

The category produces a number of products, including spring water, purified water, mineral water, and packaged water. Increasingly, low and no kilojoule flavoured waters are being launched in Australia as a healthy addition for consumers who want convenient and refreshing drinks without worrying about kilojoules.

All Members of the Australian Beverages Council involved in the extraction and bottling of water must adhere to the Model Code of the Australasian Bottled Water Institute (ABWI) Model Code. The Model Code ensures safety, quality and environmental responsibility.

ABWI Packaged Water Brochure

ABWI Packaged Water Factsheet

ABWI Model Code – Revised 2018

ABWI Audit Requirements

  • The bottled and packaged water industry contributes more than $700 million to the economy each year
  • Adult men should drink 2.6 litres and adult women should drink 2.1 litres of fluid a day (including plain water, milk and other drinks)
  • About 4 in 10 of us don’t drink enough water each day
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