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11 000 litres of water to produce a pair of jeans

Everything we use, wear, buy, sell and eat takes water to make. The water footprint is a measure of humanity’s appropriation of fresh water in volumes of water consumed and/or polluted. Let’s try to think about it, before buying something and consuming more than we need....Here are some figures:

  • 15 415 litres of water are necessary to produce 1 kg of beef meat ;
  • 11 000 litres of water are necessary for a pair of jeans;
  • 3 920 litres of water for 1 kg of chicken;
  • 3 000 litres of water for 1 kg of rice;
  • 2 700 litres of water for a cotton T-shirt;
  • 2 000 litres of water for 1 kg of paper;
  • 11 litres of water for a 33 cl beer bottle;
  • 2 litres to produce a 1l-plastic bottle ;
  • 140 litres for a cup of coffee... http://waterfootprint.org/en/resour...

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