Questions? Feedback? powered by Olark live chat software

Latest news
& Views

Here at ECO HQ we are always interested in industry relevant events, offers and information. We love to communicate these to you through various methods. You’re welcome to check in here for news, views and reviews, you can register to receive email updates and offers, or simply follow us via twitter @eco_catering

How much water does it really take to make a cup of tea?

A recent article by Dr John Kazer of The Carbon Trust has highlighted just how much water actually goes into growing and producing the cups of tea that we like to drink.

The staggering figures estimate that 52 litres of water go into producing a cup of tea with milk and two sugars. That encompasses water needed to grow the tea leaves, sugar cane and feedstock eaten by cows. Water used in the manufacturing process for the products and packaging, water used to brew the tea and also to clean the cup.

The article should make people stop and think about the water footprint and consumption that we use as individuals and businesses. It also raises the issue of the ever increasing demand on water resources. By 2025 two thirds of the world’s population could be experiencing water shortages with water demand estimated to have grown 55% by 2050.

Post Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

click here to log in

To sign up for our newsletter, please fill in the fields below and click the submit button

We'd love to send you money off vouchers, exclusive offers and notification of sales and newsletters from Eco Catering Equipment & Ecomax Catering by email. We will not share your information with anyone else and you will have the opportunity to opt out at any time.