Beverage industry: water and energy use ratios decreased 70 and 66% respectively over 3-year period

13 February 2014

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has recognized a number of key insights pointing to continued efforts by the beverage industry to improve water and energy usage. Over the most recent 3-year study period, water use ratio decreases were reported by 70% of facilities and energy use ratios decreased for 66% of facilities.
There was also a decreasing trend in water and energy use ratios for the four main facility types (brewery, distillery, winery, and bottling plants). Finally, the industry is achieving water use ratio improvement at facilities located in areas of water stress, and areas expected to increase water stress by 2025 (News Release BIER, 6 February 2014).
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