The water consumption of the average person is constantly increasing. Currently, in the UK each person uses approximately 150 litres of water a day. That’s 54,750 litres a year!
Did you know running a tap for just one minute uses 6 litres of water? That’s 1 litre every 10 seconds.
A great way to save water is to reduce the amount of meat you eat. Swap out the beef in your curry and add potato instead? Growing a pounds worth of potato will consume 60 pound of water. A pound of beef will need more than 20,000 pounds of water! No joke! You can save more water by not eating a pound of meat, rather than not showering for 6 whole months.
Unthinkable amounts of water is used to grow crops each year, understandably, but now the farming of livestock consumes the majority of the world’s crops. That's a mind boggling amount of water used!
Did you know farming a million pigs or more requires the same amount of water as a city?
So many people don’t have any access to safe and clean water and we waste so much without even knowing it. To help, you can, reduce the amount of meat you eat, turn the tap off when you brush your teeth, don’t flush the toilet when it’s not needed - your snotty tissue can go in the bin, don’t flush it! Being mindful of your consumption can actually save a lot more than you think.
As part of mission, we want to provide safe and clean water to those who can’t access any. Our water socks will give the necessary safe and clean water for a whole year!