Big Gulp

How much H20 goes into everyday products.


Microchip

8 gallons

Apple

18 gallons

Pint of beer

20 gallons

4 oz. wine

32 gallons

16 oz. Diet Coke

33 gallons

4 oz. coffee

37 gallons

7 oz. orange juice

45 gallons

Diaper

214 gallons

1 lb. chicken

467 gallons

1 lb. cheese

599 gallons

Hamburger

634 gallons

Cotton T-shirt

719 gallons

Ream of white paper

1,321 gallons

1 lb. beef

1,857 gallons

Pair of leather shoes

2,113 gallons

Pair of jeans

2,866 gallons

Midsize car

39,090 gallons

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