Before giving you some tips on how to take better care of water, it is important that we know its importance. Here are some facts:
- The human being only survives 3 days without water. It will seem like a lot to us, but we managed to survive more than 3 WEEKS without food.
- 70% of our planet is water, but less than 1% is water suitable for our consumption, the other 99% is salt water, or it is frozen at the poles.
- Currently more than 2 billion people do not have access to safe water.
- There is a term called WATER FOOTPRINT. It is the amount of water that is needed to produce some products. We share some:
A common pants = more than 8,000 liters of water
An apple = more than 70 liters of water
A cup of coffee = more than 140 liters of water
These data generate some awareness about the importance of water. But what can we do? Here we give you some tips:
- Put a bucket in your shower and collect as much water as you can. You will not believe that this saves a lot but a faucet that closes badly can use up to 30 liters of water
- Use a bottle in your bathroom tank. See how to do it here
- Measure your water footprint, there are many websites that can help you with this
- Pick a shower song from our Shower playlist. They all last less than 4mins!
- Look for products that save water in their production process (we invite you to see the savings of our products in the IMPACT tab in each of the products)
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