How Much Water Does It Take To Make Your Favorite Drinks?
The drought issue in California is not new news at this point, but the more information circulated about our water footprint, the greater the opportunity for increased awareness. There’s an interesting article in Mother Jones showing how much water it takes to make some of our favorite beverages using crop and production calculations in California. It’s definitely an illuminating article.
A 4 ounce glass of wine uses 13 gallons, a 12 ounce glass of beer uses 14.5 gallons, an 8 ounce glass of apple juice comes in at a whopping 22.5 gallons and a small strawberry and banana smoothie uses 43 gallons of water just to make them! It’s unbelievable to see how much water goes into so many things that we take for granted.
Production of plastic bottles manufactured for commercial bottled water takes water to make. Everything uses water, especially humans, and without it, the world as we see it today is in deep trouble. As we enjoy the things that bring us joy in our lives, it’s important to remember our responsibility to ourselves and the environment: the thing that makes all of this possible.
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