Even though water covers nearly threequarters of this blue dot of ours, most of that is salt water. We need freshwater to fuel the world. And freshwater is not as limitless as it seems, so wasting is it a no no. Here's how much water we use to make, well, the things we use.
The water footprint of products comes from Imagine All the Water, a site created by the European Commission:
 Beef  15,415 liters of water
 Hamburger  2,393 liters of water
 Pizza  1,216 liters of water
 Jeans  9,982 liters of water
 Shoes  8,547 liters of water
 TShirt  2,495 liters of water
 Rice  2,497 liters of water
 Chocolate  1,720 liters of water
 Beer  170 liters of water per pint
 Cheese  152 liters of water
 Coffee  132 liters of water per cup
 Apple  82 liters of water
 Loaf of Bread  48 liters of water
 Paper  13 liters of water per sheet

What do those numbers mean? Well, making a Tshirt is the equivalent of flushing a toilet 250 times. Making a pair of jeans? That's hosing your lawn for 9 straight hours. Even something as small as a loaf of bread's footprint requires crying nonstop for 84 days straight. If you think about it, the numbers make sense. For something like an apple, there's only so many steps of water it needs to grow. For something like a burger? Raising cattle requires water, using wheat for the bun needs water, vegetables need water and so on, it's a multistep process that requires water at nearly every step.
Check out the Imagine All the Water website to see your water footprint and what you can do about it. [Imagine All the Water, Image Credit: Jag_cz/Shutterstock]