actful math: Grade 3rd-5th
Math skills: Division
Related Environmental issues: Water conservation
The Fashion industry is the second largest water consumer in the world.
It takes about 2,000 gallons of water to produce a pair of jeans. A standard bathtub holds about 40 gallons. About how many bathtubs can 2,000 gallons of water fill with?
ANSWER 50 bathtubs
2000 / 40 = 50
Source: World Economic Forum, 2020. These facts show how unsustainable the fashion industry is.