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Global citizens have local responsibilities

Today, we are truly a global family. What happens in one part of the world may affect us all. This, of course, is not only true of the negative things that happen, but is equally valid for the positive developments. The consumption of the cotton product is connected to a chain of impacts on the water resources in the countries where cotton is grown and processed. water footprint’ of worldwide cotton consumption, identifying both the place and the character of the impacts. There are  between three types of impact:

Water footprint

  • blue water footprint measures water consumed from ground and surface water sources such lakes, rivers and reservoirs
  • green water footprint measures the soil such as rainwate
  • grey water footprint is the water necessary to dilute pollutants (fertilizers nitrogen),  so the quality remains at tolerable standard


Cotton is a water demanding crop

Water pollution during  growth or processing. The latter impact quantified in terms of the dilution volume necessary to assimilate the pollution. For the period 1997-2001 the study shows that the worldwide consumption of cotton products requires:

  • 256 G3  of water per year, out of which about;
  •  42% is blue water
  • 39% green water and
  • 19% dilution water.

Impacts are typically cross-border. About 84% of the water footprint of cotton consumption in the  region located outside Europe, with major impacts particularly in India and Uzbekistan. Given the general lack of proper water pricing mechanisms or other ways of transmitting production-information, cotton consumers have little incentive to take responsibility for the impacts on remote water systems. Even this is not a new study think of all the years this have been going on

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Kenneth Lyngaas
Sustainable fashion designer & eco-philosopher Sustainable fashion dedicated the twenty-first century green living, design for change through system thinking, eco philosophy, spirituality and sustainability. Site made with passion for people who loves fashion and care for the environment.
Kenneth Lyngaas
Kenneth Lyngaas
Kenneth Lyngaas
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