Everyone has their daily routine and part of that routine is products we use daily; we get used to them and they become habits, but have you ever wondered how many raw material we need to manufacture simple daily products? You might as well be shocked that the amount of coffee and tea you drink daily requires hundreds or maybe even thousands off coffee beans and tea plants, let alone the energy it requires to produce them, the labor, packaging, and a whole other cycle until it reaches you.
31 grams of aluminum per iphone
Look around you and you’ll find products that we’re used to deal with daily; even though, they require a lot of raw materials. Did you know that one iphone requires 31 grams of aluminum.
-15 sugar cubes require ½ kilos of sugar cane.
- 1 cup of coffee requires 100 coffee beans, for if you drink a cup of coffee per daily, that requires 9 renewable trees of coffee beans.
- A box of eggs containing 12 eggs requires 2 chicken weekly.
- We require 0.38 kg of wheat to make one loaf of bread.
- We require 0.22 kg of cotton to make a simple cotton shirt.
- One gallon of petroleum requires one gallon of raw oil.
- A liter of mineral water consumes about 1.39 liters of water. Companies use an average of 1.39 liters of fresh water per liter of bottled water, according to the International Bottled Water Association. Another 0.39 liters are used for processing during the filling process. This quantity does not include the water used to produce the plastic bottle.