Presentation on theme: "GW MEN’S SOCCER- CONSUMPTION OF PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES."— Presentation transcript:
GW MEN’S SOCCER- CONSUMPTION OF PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES
THROUGHOUT THE SEASON Every Monday, 1 crate of water = 24 plastic bottles 10 weeks = 240 plastic bottles total After 10 th week, we all got reusable sports water bottles No more plastic water bottles
WATER BOTTLE CONSUMPTION - USA 29 billion bottles used per year Manufacturers use 17 million barrels of crude oil Enough crude oil for 1 million cars for 12 months Only 1 of 6 bottles are recycled End up in trashes in land, rives, lakes, and oceans 1 plastic bottle = 60 watt light bulb for 6 hours
IMPACTS FROM US CONSUMPTION 1. Energy required to produce plastic bottles = 17 million barrels of crude oil 2. 3L of water to produce a 1L plastic bottle 3. Less than 20% gets recycled 4. A 20.3 g plastic bottle generates 96g of greenhouse gases
IMPACTS FROM GW MEN’S SOCCER CONSUMPTION 1. Energy required to produce 240 plastic bottles =.14064 barrels of crude oil 2. 1440L of water required to produce 240 500mL plastic bottles 3. Less than 40 out of 240 plastic bottles will be recycled 4. 240 plastic bottles = 96 lbs. of carbon dioxide(only from the producing on the bottle; does not include transportation)
IMPACT FROM TRANSPORTATION 1. DEER PARK, MD TO FOXHALL ROAD, DC 284 miles 8.3 gallons of gasoline (approx. standard Honda Accord) 163 lbs. of carbon dioxide
GOVERNMENT POLICIES Concord, Mass. banned single serving plastic water bottles -First and Second time offenders: $25 fine -Repeated offenders: $50 fine Fees for disposal of plastic products Incentives to recycle used plastic bottles More emphasis on the issue
REPLACE PLASTIC BOTTLES Two major breakthroughs: 1. SodaStream- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE9U4mMqKP4 2. Brita filter
BIBLIOGRAPHY "Bottled Water." Earth Day 2010 Finds Weight of Plastic Water Bottles Reduced by 32%, While Maintaining a Very Small Environmental Footprint. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. "Drinking Water: Bottled or From the Tap?" National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. "Health and Environment: A Closer Look at Plastics." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 Jan. 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. "Plastic Bottles and the Environment Tips." Plastic Bottles. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. "Pablo Calculates the True Cost of Bottled Water." TreeHugger. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.
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