Treehugger has published a post which points out that, when all of the factors such as transport and production of the container, are taken into account, it takes 200 litres of water to produce a take-away latté.

So, how much water do some of the other “necessities” of modern life consume?

  • 22 litres of water

    22 litres of water

    A pair of jeans – 6,800 litres

  • A cotton t-shirt – 1,500 litres
  • A hamburger – 4,900 litres
  • A serving of french fries – 22 litres
  • A glass of cola – 38 litres
  • An egg – 454 litres
  • A loaf of bread – 570 litres
  • An apple – 60 litres
  • An orange – 83 litres
  • A kilogram of paddyfield rice – 1,550 litres
  • A kilgram of beef – more than 50,000 litres
  • A plastic bottle of water – 7 litres

It seem like french fries are our best option!

(Based on data from the US Geological Survey)