# B4.1 Impacts relating to water continued (2)

**Bottled Water**

According to a 2001 report of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), roughly 1.5 million tons of plastic are used in the bottling of 89 billion litres of water each year. The energy required to manufacture and transport these bottles is considerable.

- It takes 5,680 litres (1,500 gallons) of water to process one barrel of beer.
- It takes 450 litres (120 gallons) of water to produce one egg.
- To process one chicken we need 44 litres (11.6 gallons) of water.
- To process one can of fruit or vegetables we need 35 litres (9.3 gallons) of water.
- About 25,700 litres (6,800 gallons) of water are required to grow a day’s food for a family of four.
- It takes 7,000 litres (1,850 gallons) of water to refine one barrel of crude oil.
- To manufacture new cars 148,000 litres (39,000 gallons) of water are used per car.

** Source: **http://www.lenntech.com/water-trivia-facts.htm#ixzz0GQRly4Cp&A