Water goes to other unexpected places, too. For example, only a fraction of the water used to make soda ends up in the bottle, as the majority goes to the production of the sugarcane that sweetens the beverage. In fact, 70% of all of the water that's available for human use goes to agriculture.
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It takes 2,700 liters of water to make one T-shirt. That's enough for one person to drink for 900 days. 00:22
One load of laundry takes 40 gallons of water, and drying it requires five times the energy it did to wash it. 00:40
Only 1% of the Earth's water is non-salty and accessible, and 70% of that is used for crops. 01:03