Water Intensity of Food

Maybe this was the wrong way to think about things, but my interest in composting toilets was taken down a notch when I started thinking about the water use in everything… food, and the manufacture of things. Not just flushing, showering, etc. Now, I know composting toilets is not all about water use. But that is certainly part of it. For our part, we have 0.8/1.6 dual flush toilets, so that’s not bad I reckon.

So back to water intensity. For instance, here is a chart of the “water intensity” of some common food items: LINK

And here is a radio program discussing, among other things, the amount of water needed to make a pair of shoes or Levi 501 jeans. LINK



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