How You Can Reduce Water Waste by Being a Conscious Consumer
Looking for some quick tips on how to be a conscious consumer when it comes to reducing global water waste? Here are a couple easy ways you can identify products that are being produced more sustainably:
1. Look for Organic or Sustainable Cotton
According to Wold Wildlife Fund, cotton production provides income for more than 250 million people worldwide and employs almost 7% of all labor in developing countries. But it also requires 713 gallons of water to produce a single cotton t-shirt! The Better Cotton Initiative set out to improve these statistics by partnering with farmers to producing organic cotton more sustainably, with less pesticide, fertilizer and water overruns.
2. Choose Bamboo-based Paper & Fabric Products
According to Purple Planet Club, Bamboo uses less water, generates more oxygen and removes more carbon dioxide from the air than trees, making it the most renewable source of plant-based material available for manufacturing products.
3. Buy Second Hand
With so much water going into growing the materials that are used to create fabric, and the production to process such fabric, buying second-hand is a great way to ensure your purchase doesn’t pose any added strain on our planet’s resources. What’s great is this trend has really picked up steam, with brands like ThredUp and actors like making popular