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?
- 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)