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How much raw material it takes to make 11 everyday foods and products, from sugar cubes to iPhones

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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You'd be surprised by how much raw material goes into the everyday items you use.
For example, take your coffee habit. The average cup of coffee requires about 100 beans. So if you drink one cup per day, you'd need at least nine coffee trees producing full-time to give you a year's worth of joe. (That's not to mention the vast amounts of water, fertilizer, and manual labor needed to keep a coffee farm running.)
In our modern lives, it's often easy to forget how many resources we're using day to day, since most of us are far removed from the places and...
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