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Bottled Water Processing Market - By Type (Purified Water, Sparkling Water, Spring Water, Mineral Water), By Packaging (PET Bottles, Glass Bottles, Metal Cans), By Technology (Filtration, UV Treatment, Reverse Osmosis) & Forecast, 2024 to 2032

  • Report ID: GMI8379
  • Published Date: Mar 2024
  • Report Format: PDF

Bottled Water Processing Market Size

Bottled Water Processing Market was valued at over USD 7.5 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 5.5% between 2024 & 2032. The rising environmental awareness has prompted bottled water companies to adopt sustainable practices such as eco-friendly packaging materials, recycling initiatives, and reduced carbon footprints. Consumer preference for environmentally responsible products will fuel the adoption of sustainable practices in the bottled water processing industry.

Bottled Water Processing Market

For instance, in December 2023, Mananalu Water launched an exclusive 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' bottle. The use of aluminum bottles by Mananalu reflects a growing trend in bottled water processing, aiming toward more sustainable packaging solutions.

Water bottle manufacturers are adopting meticulously high-quality filtration solutions to ensure the production of safe & reliable products catering to consumer health. Before using Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration, manufacturers employ 1-to-10-micron PP melt-blown filters to remove particulates, 5-micron CTO carbon block cartridges to absorb chlorine, and 0.2-to-0.45-micron membrane filters to efficiently eliminate microbial contamination during the final filtration phase. For instance, in January 2024, the University of Texas at Austin offered globally an effective solution to over two billion people who struggle with access to clean drinking water by unveiling an injectable water filtration system poised to revolutionize the landscape of water purification technology.


Despite stringent quality control measures, concerns about water contamination, bacterial outbreaks, and chemical pollutants pose risks to consumer health and safety. Instances of product recalls, contamination, or waterborne illnesses can reduce consumer trust and damage brand reputation, highlighting the importance of robust quality assurance and risk management protocols.

Bottled Water Processing Market Trends

The growing advancements in bottled water processing catering to the dispensing technologies are reshaping the bottled water market, offering enhanced convenience, customization, and user experience with sustainability criteria ensured. For instance, in May 2022, Amcor introduced an innovation in bottled water with the launch of its No-Label Poly Ethylene Terephthalate (PET) Bottle for Danone in Argentina. This packaging solution represents sustainability and efficiency in the production of bottled water. Crafted entirely from 100% recycled PET (rPET), the 1.5-liter bottle features a carbon footprint 21% leaner than its predecessor. By eliminating traditional labels, the bottle reduces potential contaminants in the recycled resin and boosts yields of recycled PET resin.

Despite the growing awareness of the environmental impacts associated with bottled water processing, including concerns about plastic pollution, depletion of water resources, and carbon emissions related to production and transportation, water bottling facilities are still expanding. For instance, in December 2021, Maithri Aquatech made significant strides in sustainable water management by establishing a groundbreaking packaged water bottling plant in Hyderabad, India. Developed in collaboration with the esteemed Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, the plant represents a pioneering initiative in water conservation and resource utilization.

Bottled Water Processing Market Analysis

Bottled Water Processing Market Size, By Type, 2022-2032, (USD Billion)

Based on the type, the market is segmented into purified water, sparkling water, spring water, mineral water, and others. In 2023, the purified water segment dominated the market with a share of over 35%.

  • Urbanization and changing lifestyles have led to increased demand for convenient, on-the-go hydration solutions. Purified water, available in various formats including bottled, bulk, and dispensable options, caters to the needs of busy consumers seeking convenient and portable hydration solutions. Government directives mandate that all hotels, restaurants, fast food centers, and street vendors provide purified drinking water to customers free of charge.
Bottled Water Processing Market Share, By Technology, 2023

Based on the technology, the market is divided into filtration, UV treatment, reverse osmosis (RO), and others. The UV treatment segment is the fastest market and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 7% in the forecast period between 2024 to 2032.

  • Rising technological advancements have improved the efficiency, reliability, and affordability of UV treatment systems. Innovations, such as high-intensity UV lamps, advanced reactor designs, and real-time monitoring sensors, have enhanced the performance and effectiveness of UV treatment in water processing. For instance, in December 2023, AquiSense Technologies, a company specializing in Ultraviolet Light-emitting Diode (UV-C LED) technology based in the U.S., announced a significant advancement in the realm of water processing. Building on the success of its UV-C LED systems tailored for water utilities, AquiSense unveiled its latest innovations, the Kilo system, specifically designed for water applications. With the ability to provide over 99.99% pathogen reduction at 1.3 MGD (205 m3/hour), the Kilo system marks a substantial leap forward in industrial water solutions.
China Bottled Water Processing Market Size, 202-2032 (USD Billion)

Asia Pacific dominated the bottled water processing market and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 7% from 2024 & 2032. Consumers in the region are increasingly gravitating toward eco-friendly products and brands that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability. The shift toward recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) bottles resonates with environmentally conscious consumers who prioritize products with reduced carbon footprint and environmental impacts. For instance, in August 2023, Coca-Cola India, a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company headquartered in Gurugram, India, launched an innovative 100% rPET water bottle. This signifies a significant step toward reducing plastic waste and fostering a more sustainable beverage packaging ecosystem in India.

Bottled Water Processing Market Share

The Coca-Cola Company, with its global presence and diverse beverage portfolio, plays a significant role in the market. Recognized for its carbonated soft drinks, Coca-Cola has expanded its offerings to include a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water.

PepsiCo, one of the world's leading food & beverage companies, has a significant presence in the bottled water processing industry. PepsiCo embraces sustainability initiatives aimed at reducing water usage, optimizing packaging materials, and minimizing the environmental impacts across its bottled water operations.

Bottled Water Processing Market Companies

Major players operating in the market are:

  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • PepsiCo
  • Nestlé
  • Danone
  • Suzhou Tongda Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • Hongtek Filtration Co., Ltd.
  • Lenntech B.V.

Bottled Water Processing Industry News

  • In May 2023, Wayout, a Swedish start-up, launched a facility treatment plant in Dubai, revolutionizing drinking water consumption in the UAE. By distributing metal kegs for mounting on dispensers, Wayout aims to reduce the use of plastic bottles, aligning with global sustainability efforts. The company's first showroom in Dubai's Alserkal Avenue houses its container-style water-treatment facility, employing a 12-step process that includes sand filtration, RO, and UV disinfection.
  • In July 2023, Atlantis Dubai, encompassing Atlantis, The Palm, Atlantis The Royal, and Atlantis Aquaventure, announced its ambitious pledge to eradicate all single-use plastic bottles. Spearheading a city-wide endeavor, 'Dubai Can' aims to systematically eliminate single-use plastics across Dubai in multiple phases. Atlantis Dubai's commitment highlights its role as a leader in the hospitality industry, setting a precedent for responsible environmental stewardship and advocating for a cleaner & greener future.

The bottled water processing market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Type

  • Purified Water
  • Sparkling Water
  • Spring Water
  • Mineral Water
  • Others

Market, By Packaging

  • PET Bottles
  • Glass Bottles
  • Metal Cans
  • Others

Market, By Technology

  • Filtration
  • UV treatment
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO)
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Suraj Gujar , Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for bottled water processing crossed USD 7.5 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to grow at over 5.5% CAGR of between 2024 and 2032, driven by rising environmental awareness.

Bottled water processing industry from the purified water segment recorded over 35% revenue share in 2023, owing to urbanization and changing lifestyles.

Asia Pacific market size for bottled water processing is anticipated to register over 7% CAGR from 2024 to 2032, as consumers in the region are increasingly preferring eco-friendly products and brands that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability.

The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Nestlé, Danone, Suzhou Tongda Machinery Co., Ltd., Hongtek Filtration Co., Ltd. and Lenntech B.V.

Bottled Water Processing Market Scope

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  • Companies covered: 18
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