June 21st, 2013

A nation of spongers?

Treading water – the UK has yet to get serious about water footprinting

by Alex Massie


It may seem unlikely given our much-discussed damp climate, but the UK is in fact one of the biggest importers of water, per capita, in the world. Our sponge-like tendency is not just due to our thirst for French mineral water. Water is ‘embodied’ in almost every single thing that we import: food, energy, and products alike.

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