Where all the water has gone

Many corporate industrial processes use a staggering amount of water to produce their products. In short it takes 42,747 gallons of water per day for you to wear the clothes you want, drink your mocha latte, feed your pets, drive the vehicle you bought and consume the beverage of your choice.

-270 gallons of water to produce $1 worth of sugar.

-200 gallons of water to make $1 worth of pet food.

-140 gallons of water to make $1 worth of milk.

-2,900 gallons of water to produce a single pair of jeans.

-180 to 328 gallons of water to produce a 2-liter bottle of soda.

-20 gallons of water to make a pint of beer.

-37 gallons of water to produce the ingredients to make a single cup of coffee.

-39,000 gallons of water to produce the average domestic car, including the tires.

So the next time you buy something consider the water shortage and call out the automotive manufacturers, coffee company’s, the clothing industry and pet food industry – otherwise known as Corporate America.

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