n South African Food Review - Frequently asked questions : bottled water - sustainable, environmentally responsible : Ripples and Waves - SANBWA newsletter May 2011

Volume 38, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0379-6000



In 2009, 381,7 million litres of bottled water was consumed in South Africa; the forecasted growth to 2014 is 2,3% and would bring the total volume to 426 million litres. That sounds like a mighty big industry and those cynics amongst us might venture an opinion that 'big industry' is 'bad industry'. We interviewed John Weaver, chairman of the South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA), to find out just how big business is, and how to dispel some of the negative impressions and urban myths that dog the industry.

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