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  • Water Footprints

    A water footprint is the amount of water it takes to grow or produce a product.

    • 1 kilogram (2.2 lbs) of beef has a water footprint of 16,000 liters (4,226.8 gallons)
    • 1 sheet of paper has a water footprint of 10 liters (2.6 gallons)
    • 1 cup of tea has a water footprint of 35 liters (9.2 gallons)
    • 1 microchip has a water footprint of 32 liters (8.5 gallons).

    For more water facts, see Ten Things You Should Know About Water.