How much Water is used to Produce…

Some fun figures so you can see just how much water can be used to produce everyday items

After last week’s blog about water shortages around the world. I got a lot of feedback asking about how much water it takes to make other items we use every day so below are a few more facts and figures from our friends at www.goodhuman.com

How much water does it take to make…

  • To make one hamburger it takes 635 gallons of water
  • One printed Sunday newspaper uses 80 gallons of water
  • One slice of bread needs 10 gallons of water
  • That morning cup of coffee requires 35 gallons of water to make
  • One egg needs 400 gallons of water
  • A pound of chicken needs 500 gallons of water to process
  • A single potato? 100 gallons of water
  • One orange requires 13 gallons of water
  • That cotton shirt you’re wearing? 700 gallons of water
  • A full set of tires for your Prius requires 2,072 gallons of water
  • The dishwasher uses between 9-12 gallons of water each time you run it
  • One barrel of crude oil needs 1,851 gallons of water to refine