Perspective leads to understanding. According to the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a single pair of jeans requires approximately 200 Megajoules of energy to manufacture. What the hell does that mean? Perspective leads to understanding. 1 Megajoule is approximately the kinetic energy of a 2,200 pound vehicle moving at 100 mph. That is a small car moving at 100 mph. NOW MULTIPLY THAT BY 200.
Understanding; the energy of 200 small cars moving at 100mph to make 1 pair of jeans.
Millions and millions of pairs of jeans are made every year. That my friends is a lot of energy. Oh, by the way, that is in addition to the 1200 gallons of water required to produce a pound of cotton. Perspective, ‘cause that’s how I roll.