Below, the water requirements for some of the things you might be wearing/eating/using right now:

One pair of shoes: 2,257 gallons

One pair of jeans: 2,636 gallons

One chocolate bar: 454 gallons

One piece of beef: 4,000 gallons

One hamburger: 632 gallons

One plain-cheese pizza: 321 gallons

One slice of cheese: 40 gallons

One pint of beer: 45 gallons

One cup of coffee: 35 gallons

One apple: 22 gallons

One loaf of bread: 13 gallons

One sheet of paper: 3 gallons

Technology – Megan Garber – It Takes More Than 3 Gallons of Water to Make a Single Sheet of Paper – The Atlantic


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