August 12th, 2009
By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now
Snacking on news tidbits this week we discovered that Kraft Foods has been able to significantly cut its use of water. The food giant reports that its global conservation efforts have put it a couple years ahead in its goals.
We can all stanch the flow of wasted water in our own homes, by not letting the faucets run, washing dishes on the economy cycle, washing only full loads of laundry and planting native plants that survive on natural rainfall. By now you know the drill.
Here’s what’s great about Kraft pitching in. When a global manufacturer makes these changes, small seas of water are saved — billions of gallons from Bahrain to Illinois. (See our story.)