30 Oct '13, 6pm

It takes 1.39 liters of water to make a liter of water

It takes 1.39 liters of water to make a liter of water

The International Bottled Water Association wants us all to know that, guys, bottled water isn’t THAT wasteful. I mean, sure, yes, it’s taking a product you can pour from the faucet into a reusable cup and putting it in disposable plastic bottles, but HEY LOOK, it only takes 1.39 liters of water to create a liter of water ! (The 1.39 L figure includes the liter of water that you’re actually meant to drink – that doesn’t even include packaging, which could suck up another 3-6 liters.) Now, come on, give them some credit, because that is less than soda (2.02 L of water for a liter of soda) and beer (4 L of water for a liter of beer).

Full article: http://grist.org/list/it-takes-1-39-liters-of-water-to-ma...

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