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For Pop Sci’s water issue, Sarah Scoles wrote about her week using as little water as possible:
As she notes in the piece, “of the 355 billion gallons of water that wash through American pipes daily, less than 10 percent is for domestic use.” A lot of it hinges on your consumption habits: buying and disposing of clothing, drinking coffee, and eating meat (as three kind of random examples) all require a lot of water.
If you’re starting to feel guilty, consider harnessing that for personal development. Habit changes add up. Need help getting started? These eight neat, H2O-saving products may help inspire you to start your own water-saving sojourn.