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The water footprint of everyday objects

By transforming rough materials into everyday products like a paper sheet, or even a car, INDUSTRIES consume an amount of water that we are not aware of in our daily routine. Get to know the water footprint of some of your favourite products.

Every object or action that we do leaves a water footprint -
Every object or action that we do leaves a water footprint -
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paper
sheet

Up to

10L

2 Hours
Individual consumption
In Europe

Based on average daily consumption by an individual in Europe, considering actions like washing hands, flushing the toilet, washing dishes and showering.

1 Day
Walking for water (in some sub-Saharan areas)

Women and girls in some sub-Saharan rural areas are more affected by this problem as they spend an important part of their day walking to a destination with fresh water and back to their home.

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glass
of wine

Up to

120L

24 hours
Individual consumption
In Europe

Based on average daily consumption by an individual in Europe, considering actions like washing hands, flushing the toilet, washing dishes and showering.

12 days
Walking for water (in some sub-Saharan areas)

Women and girls in some sub-Saharan rural areas are more affected by this problem as they spend an important part of their day walking to a destination with fresh water and back to their home.

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coffee

Up to

140L

28 hours
Individual consumption
In Europe

Based on average daily consumption by an individual in Europe, considering actions like washing hands, flushing the toilet, washing dishes and showering.

14 days
Walking for water (in some sub-Saharan areas)

Women and girls in some sub-Saharan rural areas are more affected by this problem as they spend an important part of their day walking to a destination with fresh water and back to their home.

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1kg of
tomatoes

Up to

180L

36 hours
Individual consumption
In Europe

Based on average daily consumption by an individual in Europe, considering actions like washing hands, flushing the toilet, washing dishes and showering.

18 days
Walking for water (in some sub-Saharan areas)

Women and girls in some sub-Saharan rural areas are more affected by this problem as they spend an important part of their day walking to a destination with fresh water and back to their home.

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1kg of
sugar

Up to

1.500L

300 hours
Individual consumption
In Europe

Based on average daily consumption by an individual in Europe, considering actions like washing hands, flushing the toilet, washing dishes and showering.

150 days
Walking for water (in some sub-Saharan areas)

Women and girls in some sub-Saharan rural areas are more affected by this problem as they spend an important part of their day walking to a destination with fresh water and back to their home.

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cotton
shirt

Up to

2.500L

500 hours
Individual consumption
In Europe

Based on average daily consumption by an individual in Europe, considering actions like washing hands, flushing the toilet, washing dishes and showering.

250 days
Walking for water (in some sub-Saharan areas)

Women and girls in some sub-Saharan rural areas are more affected by this problem as they spend an important part of their day walking to a destination with fresh water and back to their home.

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jeans

Up to

7.980L

67 days
Individual consumption
In Europe

Based on average daily consumption by an individual in Europe, considering actions like washing hands, flushing the toilet, washing dishes and showering.

2.2 years
Walking for water (in some sub-Saharan areas)

Women and girls in some sub-Saharan rural areas are more affected by this problem as they spend an important part of their day walking to a destination with fresh water and back to their home.

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mobile
phone

Up to

12.000L

100 days
Individual consumption
In Europe

Based on average daily consumption by an individual in Europe, considering actions like washing hands, flushing the toilet, washing dishes and showering.

3.3 years
Walking for water (in some sub-Saharan areas)

Women and girls in some sub-Saharan rural areas are more affected by this problem as they spend an important part of their day walking to a destination with fresh water and back to their home.

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car

Up to

148.000L

3 years
Individual consumption
In Europe

Based on average daily consumption by an individual in Europe, considering actions like washing hands, flushing the toilet, washing dishes and showering.

41 years
Walking for water (in some sub-Saharan areas)

Women and girls in some sub-Saharan rural areas are more affected by this problem as they spend an important part of their day walking to a destination with fresh water and back to their home.

Time is running out,
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These values were based on the following sources

pseau.org (Programme Solidarité Eau)
automotiveworld.com (Automotive World)