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11 000 liters 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 and more....Here are some figures:

  • 15 415 liters of water are necessary to produce 1 kg of meat of beef;
  • 11 000 liters of water are necessary for a pair of jeans;
  • 3 920 liters of water for 1 kg of chicken;
  • 3 000 liters of water for 1 kg of rice;
  • 2 700 liters of water for a cotton T-shirt;
  • 2 000 liters of water for 1 kg of paper;
  • 11 liters of water for a beer bottle of 33 cl;
  • 1,5 liters to produce a 1l-plastic bottle ;
  • 140 liters for a cup of coffee... http://waterfootprint.org/en/resour...

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