[Infographic] Are Your Food Choices Feeding the Drought Problem?
I get asked a lot what people can do to conserve more water, outside of already practicing conservation in their homes. Believe it or not, the water coming out of the tap is the least amount of water that you are actually using. Did you know that it takes two liters of water to make a 1-liter bottle of soda? Do you know how much water it takes to make a single piece of paper? Check out our handy infographic below to see how much water you really use each day—all based on your food choices!
So before you ask how to save water, you should ask yourself these questions:
1) Do I get my paystub and bills electronically? It takes 2.6 gallons of water to make a sheet of paper.
2) Do I drink bottled water or tap water? Not only does bottled water take twice as much water to make, but bottled water is less regulated than a municipal water source. It actually is less healthy than tap water.
3) How many meals weekly do you go meatless? If you eat more veggies, and less meat, you are actually saving water.
Do you have easy tips for saving water? Share them below!