16 Nov '11, 6pm

Guess where most of your water footprint comes from? (Hint: It's not washing, showering, or drinking)

you want; a household’s indirect water usage, embodied in the consumption of goods and services, is far more significant, according to a paper published in the latest issue of Building Resources and Information . Agua is involved in everything we use or wear, from that state-of-the-art toaster to your favorite Rolling Stones T-shirt. “Water is required to obtain raw materials, in the manufacturing process, in transportation and to sell the item,” says Robert H. Crawford , a lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne and the study’s primary author. “Every item or service purchased by a household has a long line of resources and water usage.”

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/clothing-among-top-culprits-of-h...

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