July 30th, 2014 11:31 AM
Chocolate is many things – delicious, indulgent, maybe even addictive – but it’s also a heavy water user. Over 2,400 gallons are used to process just one pound of chocolate.
2. Your Laptop
The average laptop uses the water of 70 washing-machine loads before it ever reaches your desk – including some stuff called “ultrapure water”.
3. Your iPhone battery
Calling it “juice” isn’t that far off – charging a cell phone uses half a liter of water at the power plant supplying the electricity.
4. Your clothes
We’re not talking about throwing them in the washing machine – before you ever put it on, a cotton shirt uses 1,000 gallons of water in its manufacturing process, and a pair of jeans uses 900 during production.
5. Your car
Building a new car uses a whopping 39,000 gallons of water, including the tires, which consume 2,000 gallons a set.