See how much clean water it takes to produce ordinary items found on Amazon so that you can make more sustainable decisions.
The products you buy cost more than money—they cost water. Lots of it. Clean water scarcity affects over 2 billion people and by 2025 two-thirds of the world’s population will live in water stressed areas. Knowing the water cost of the products you use, wear, buy, sell and eat will help you make more sustainable, ethical purchasing decisions. This KNOW THE WATER COST plug-in tells you how much clean water it takes to produce items frequently found on Amazon and Prime Now—including manufactured items, meat and produce. In addition, it delivers facts on freshwater scarcity. How to use the KNOW THE WATER COST plug-in: • Install it. • Visit Amazon.com or Prime Now. • Enter a product into the search bar. • If it’s one of the thousands of products we’ve included, the water cost will appear in place of the items actual price. At The Weather Channel, we believe that small changes can have a big impact on global clean water scarcity. Know the cost before you make a purchase. Visit thewaterchannel.org to learn more. The Water Footprint values for these items have been assessed using the best available scientific data and in most cases represents an approximate global average and is in no way connected to a specific brand or producer.
- (2019-06-12) JP Lespinasse: I never thought about how much water goes into making.... stuff. Stuff I can probably do without. I'd definitely prefer to drink this (and have others in need drink it) than have it make *another* pair of jeans. The facts about how difficult it is to get water really changed my viewpoint.