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How to use less water: 15 essential tips – from beef burgers to megabutts to cutting back on clothes

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🗞️ Driving the news: Adopting simple daily practices and altering perspectives can help conserve water and reduce the carbon footprint given the energy intensity of water treatment and transportation
• Implementing household tweaks, such as optimizing kettle usage, reusing cooking water, running full dishwashing loads, and modifying shower routines, can lead to significant water savings

🔭 The context: While there might look like recent heavy rains provide short-term relief, the UN warns of a 40% gap between freshwater demand and supply by 2030 worldwide
• In the UK, water companies were alerted to possible shortages within two decades if there's no action

🌎 Why does it matter for the planet: Managing water consumption reduces carbon emissions, ensures sustainability for future generations, and offers financial savings

⏭️ What's next: As demand for water continues to rise, individual actions will play a pivotal role in safeguarding our planet's freshwater resources

💬 One quote: “To make just one pair of denim jeans, 10,000 litres of water are required, in comparison, one person would take 10 years to drink the same amount” (UN Climate Change)

📈 One stat: Agricultural supply chains use 70% of global freshwater resources, and meat production typically requires more water than plant-based alternatives

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