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How water hungry is your ice cream?

Giant Ice cream in a drought environment

Many are unaware that cow's dairy is one of the most water intensive foods. Globally the dairy industry uses 5% of the earth's fresh water.

If you substituted 1 pint per week of dairy ice-cream with a coconut-based alternative once a week for a year, you will save enough water to fill 126 large bathtubs.

(This is about 38,000 litres.)

Coconut trees can also filter out carbon dioxide, which helps reduce greenhouse gasses.

Get the scoop on water hungry dairy at OneGreenPlanet.

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