Scientists believe that in a grown man approximately 57 percent of his body weight is water while for a baby it could be around 75 percent. This means that wherever we go, we transporting a lot of water. If only humans could be desiccated, transporting them would be cheaper. But, such a thing is not advised. What is advised is that we reduce the amount of water that is transported around in favor of more environmentally friendly options. By now we all know the argument about the billions of gallons of fuel required to truck around bottles of water. How wrong of us to be such a thirsty bunch, tied to disposable bottles of water while being surrounded by faucets, hoses and the like?
And while many habits may have been altered in the name of environmental awareness, the discussion on liquid weight in transit has turned to new topics. What about shampoos? They are 70 to 80 percent water. Lotions are 50 percent water. Juices, sodas and household cleaners are edging toward the 90 percent mark. Such liquid bulk is not fuel efficient. In the interest of a greener approach, scientists are hard at work devising new products as powders, gels and concentrates. This would not only mean less water being carried around but smaller containers, lowered storage needs and, well, the possibilities are endless.
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