Oil & Water Resource Use

 

3 liters water + 1/3 liter oil produces 1 liter of bottled water

It takes three liters of water and one third of a liter of oil to produce one liter of bottled water.

 

The production and transport of bottled water in the United States alone necessitates the use of up to 54 million barrels of oil every year, and it can take more than 2,000 times more energy to produce and distribute bottled water than would be used if everyone chose tap water.

 

The equation speaks for itself--the sheer logic behind the production process for bottled water is shockingly inefficient.

 

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