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Facebook Announces Plans to Become “Water Positive”

Facebook plans to become water positive by 2030. They aim to return more water to the environment than the company consumes.

Facebook is the latest company to pledge to return more water to the environment than they consume.

The company plans to become water positive by 2030. They aim to achieve this by planting trees and recharging storage in rivers that are on historic lows.

According to the Green Wire, Facebook also aims to ensure their centers are using water responsibly.

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“Sylvia Lee, the water sustainability lead at Facebook, said in an interview that the tech giant’s efforts are paying off, noting that Facebook has restored nearly as much water as it consumed in watersheds where it operates. Specifically, Facebook has consumed 2.3 million cubic meters last year and restored 2.2 million cubic meters. The company is not disclosing how much it’s spending on meeting that goal.”

Facebook also plans to invest in water restoration projects, which include upgrading the agricultural irrigation infrastructure. This will allow the water amount extracted from endangered sources to be reduced.

The goal is to enable rivers to have fresh water during the dry seasons.

The good news is, Facebook isn’t the only company that plans to do this. Microsoft, Pepsi, and BP PLC have all announced they plan to become water positive by 2035.


Marina is passionate about sustainability and works to help ensure our planet stays as our home for a long time. She takes part in environmental conservation by recycling and not buying single-use plastic. When not writing, she can be found with her nose stuck in a book or trying out new baking recipes.

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