Saturday, January 07, 2006

Water and Cola

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) says that one litre of soft drink requires 6-10 litres of water. The Kerala High Court has allowed Coke to draw 5 lakh litres of water per day at its Plachimada plant. My guess is that the firms may be drawing between 15 to 25 lakh litres per day from one location. Also, official figures will very likely be underestimates. (10 lakh = 1 million.)
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