The data used refers to 2011, 2013 and 2015 and was taken from a range of facilities of different sizes and capacities. Of all the facilities, 71 percent achieved an improvement in water use ratio and 64 percent achieved an improvement in energy use ratio. The study indicates a bigger slice of renewable energy in the mix and signals goodwill on the industry's part to decrease their impact and reduce emissions.
Beverage Industry Presents Results On Water and Energy Sustainability
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Manufacturing drinks can be water and energy intensive. According to the Water Footprint Network, it can take around 300 liters of water to make one liter of beer for example and other beverages are similarly thirsty. As a manufacturing industry, it also requires massive amounts of electricity. For that reason, the beverage industry is working hard improve sustainability standards and be more economical.