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1 GW MEN’S SOCCER- CONSUMPTION OF PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 IMPACTS FROM GW MEN’S SOCCER CONSUMPTION 1. Energy required to produce 240 plastic bottles = barrels of crude oil L of water required to produce mL plastic bottles 3. Less than 40 out of 240 plastic bottles will be recycled plastic bottles = 96 lbs. of carbon dioxide(only from the producing on the bottle; does not include transportation)

6 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

7 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

8 REPLACE PLASTIC BOTTLES  Two major breakthroughs: 1. SodaStream- 2. Brita filter

9 WE MUST STOP

10 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  "Drinking Water: Bottled or From the Tap?" National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov  "Health and Environment: A Closer Look at Plastics." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 Jan Web. 14 Nov  "Plastic Bottles and the Environment Tips." Plastic Bottles. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov  "Pablo Calculates the True Cost of Bottled Water." TreeHugger. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov


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