Unless you’ve been cryogenically frozen for the past decade, you know that water shortages are becoming a huge problem. According to UN estimates, by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water stressed conditions.
To date there have been no scientific studies performed regarding the amount of water wasted this summer by people trying not to donate money to charity, but below is an image that shows the hidden water in a products you likely consume every day.
How Much Water Does It Take To Produce These Consumer Goods?
*there are about 3.8 litres (liters) in one gallon
We love a good beef burrito here at ATI, but a single steak takes 1,100 gallons of water to produce. In other words, if you have five of them you’ve used the same amount of water it takes to fill AN ENTIRE 15′ ROUND SWIMMING POOL. Cutting out meat consumption–even just one or two days a week–will save hundreds of thousands of gallons of water. Source: Sustainable Lafayette