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Thursday, February 5, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
What’s in the bucket?
       Hint: It’s NOT bottled water!




Thursday, February 5, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
= $1.50     = $0.00
                             for water   for water



Thursday, February 5, 2009
= $0.01
                             for water



Thursday, February 5, 2009
= $6.00
                             for water

Thursday, February 5, 2009
2004 total bottled water consumption (liters)

                                                         26,000,000,000



...
Thursday, February 5, 2009
liters means
           • 6,868,473,361 gallons of bottled water/year
           • 24 gallons of bottled water per person/...
Thursday, February 5, 2009
In the US, 86% of recyclable water bottles
                             end up as garbage or litter. So ...
Thursday, Febr...
4 (bottles/wk)
      * 86% (trash)
      = 1,500 water
      bottles that end
      up as garbage
      or litter
      ev...
Thursday, February 5, 2009
But what if ...

         she replaced 2 of
        her 4 bottles each
            week with a
        reusable container
...
What if ...
             we all did?




Thursday, February 5, 2009
if each person in the US replaced 2 of 4 bottles/week
                with a reusable container filled with tap water ...

...
Can we do it?




Thursday, February 5, 2009
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Bottled Water and the Environment

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Presentation designed for elementary school kids, teachers and parents on some of the economic and environmental issues associated with bottled water.

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  1. 1. Thursday, February 5, 2009
  2. 2. Thursday, February 5, 2009
  3. 3. What’s in the bucket? Hint: It’s NOT bottled water! Thursday, February 5, 2009
  4. 4. Thursday, February 5, 2009
  5. 5. = $1.50 = $0.00 for water for water Thursday, February 5, 2009
  6. 6. = $0.01 for water Thursday, February 5, 2009
  7. 7. = $6.00 for water Thursday, February 5, 2009
  8. 8. 2004 total bottled water consumption (liters) 26,000,000,000 18,000,000,000 12,000,000,000 12,000,000,000 China Brazil Mexico United States Thursday, February 5, 2009
  9. 9. Thursday, February 5, 2009
  10. 10. liters means • 6,868,473,361 gallons of bottled water/year • 24 gallons of bottled water per person/year • 4 bottles/person/week (16 oz bottle) • 8 oz of bottled water per person/day • 1,500,000 barrels of oil to make plastic bottles, enough to fuel 100,000 cars for one year Thursday, February 5, 2009
  11. 11. Thursday, February 5, 2009
  12. 12. In the US, 86% of recyclable water bottles end up as garbage or litter. So ... Thursday, February 5, 2009
  13. 13. 4 (bottles/wk) * 86% (trash) = 1,500 water bottles that end up as garbage or litter every second! Thursday, February 5, 2009
  14. 14. Thursday, February 5, 2009
  15. 15. But what if ... she replaced 2 of her 4 bottles each week with a reusable container filled with tap water? Thursday, February 5, 2009
  16. 16. What if ... we all did? Thursday, February 5, 2009
  17. 17. if each person in the US replaced 2 of 4 bottles/week with a reusable container filled with tap water ... • 24,000,000,000 bottles would NOT become garbage or litter every year • 750,000 barrels of oil could be saved EVERY year • we would each save about $150 EVERY year Thursday, February 5, 2009
  18. 18. Can we do it? Thursday, February 5, 2009
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