Are you a Big Water Spender? Start to open your eyes to how much water you consume without even realizing it. This amazingly animated infographic is full of mind boggling facts about water consumption that you never knew! Did you know that one cup of coffee uses more water than a morning shower, a flush and teeth brushing all together? NYC parking tickets per day equals 286K litres worth of water for saving the Colorado River! 7 litres of water are spent while manufacturing the plastic for the average commercial water bottle! To produce 5 chocolate bars you need to use more water than a person in Africa will consume in one year! Amazing Fact! The amount of water needed to produce a car is the same amount that is needed to make 4,368 bikes! Amazing Water Fact: Washing your car 33 times uses the same amount of water as producing 1 pair of jeans! Making 100g cheese consumes the same amount of water you need to operate your dishwasher 7 times! Did you know? A village of 40,000 ppl uses the same amount of water as the Bellagio fountain!

COFFEE

TICKET

BOTTLE

CHOCOLATE

CAR

JEANS

CHEESE

BELLAGIO

1 CUP OF COFFEE

EQUALS

1 SHOWER + 1 FLUSH + TOOTH BRUSHING

Good morning big water spender!

One cup of coffee uses more water than a morning shower,

a flush and teeth brushing all together.

Water consumption for making coffee includes: Water to grow Sugar, Coffee beans and for Milk Production.

NYC PARKING TICKETS PER DAY

75 PLEDGES FOR SAVING COLORADO RIVER

Row, row, row your car, up and down the street.

NYPD Blues give 22,000 parking tickets a day, using enough paper

to make 286,000 litres worth of Colorado River water pledges.

Water consumption for 1 parking ticket includes: Pulping and bleaching paper. Though some water gets

re-circulated during the process, much of it is taken from water sources that get polluted by factory waste

EQUALS

Wow! Making the bottle you are holding

consumes more water than it contains.

7 litres of water are spent while manufacturing the

plastic for the average commercial water bottle.

Water consumption for making 1 bottle includes: Water for

transportation, the energy usage at the factory and more...

1 PLASTIC BOTTLE OF WATER

7 LITRES OF WATER

EQUALS

5 CHOCOLATE BARS

AN ENTIRE YEAR OF WATER

While you are eating that sweet stuff, you should know:

To produce 5 chocolate bars you need to use more water than a person in Africa will consume in a whole year.

 

Water consumption for making one bar of chocolate includes: Water to grow cocoa,

sugar and soy, plus watering the cow that produces the milk as well

1 CAR

4,368 BICYCLES

Do you know how much water

is needed to produce a car?

It’s the same amount that is needed to make 4,368 bikes!

Water consumption for making one car includes: Water to produce steel, plus 1968 litres of water to make each tire

FOR A PERSON IN AFRICA

EQUALS

EQUALS

1 PAIR OF JEANS

EQUALS

33 CAR WASHES

You like your jeans washed? It costs a LOT of water!

Production of the popular clothing item wastes the same amount

of water as washing your car 33 times.

Water consumption for one pair of jeans includes: Water for growing the cotton,

stitching and bleaching the jeans, and then washing them once you have bought them.

100g OF CHEESE

EQUALS

7 DISHWASHER CYCLES

Say Cheese! You just spent a lot of water...

The cheese making process consumes 318 litres of water for every 100g of cheese.

That is the same amount of water you need to operate your dishwasher 7 times!

Water consumption for making cheese includes: The water to grow cow

pasture, and throughout every stage of the cheese production process.

1 YEAR OF

BELLAGIO FOUNTAIN SHOWS EVAPORATION

EQUALS

1 YEAR OF DRINKING WATER

FOR 41,643 VILLAGE PEOPLE

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, or evaporates...

Replenishing the fountain requires 45.6 million litres of water, after 4,560 litres

are wasted during each of the roughly 10,000 shows displayed each year.

Water consumption for 1 year of fountain shows:  Over 45 Million litres of water refill.

Since it seems like a ‘Sophie’s Choice’ between drinking

water or driving a new car in your fabulous new jeans,

just pay attention to how much water we waste on things

you will gladly give up if you were stuck in a desert.

Cheers.

 

These numbers are based on estimated research, and are meant to promote awareness to

the ecological footprint we leave for the price of drinking your favorite latte in a shiny car.

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