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Morrow Energy


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Morrow Energy

  1. 1. Energy Conservation Project By Tia Morrow
  2. 2. The Questions <ul><li>How much waste do I accumulate from using disposable fountain soda cups? </li></ul><ul><li>If I switched to a 32oz reusable cup, how much </li></ul><ul><li>money will I save? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Methodology <ul><li>-How much is one fountain soda? </li></ul><ul><li>$1.79 with disposable cup </li></ul><ul><li>$1.29 with reusable cup </li></ul><ul><li>-How often do I purchase? </li></ul><ul><li>About 11 times per week </li></ul><ul><li>-How much money do I save a week? </li></ul><ul><li>$5.50 </li></ul><ul><li>-How much would I save in a year? </li></ul><ul><li>$286 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>How much would I save in a year if I cut out soda all together? </li></ul><ul><li>-$737.88!!! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Methodology, cont. <ul><li>-What is the weight of one empty cup? </li></ul><ul><li>2 oz </li></ul><ul><li>-How much less will I waste in a year by using a reusable cup? </li></ul><ul><li>71.5 pounds </li></ul>
  6. 6. Data Collection <ul><li>Timeline: One week </li></ul><ul><li>Information Collected: </li></ul><ul><li>-Amount of soda purchased in a week </li></ul><ul><li>-Total weight of paper saved </li></ul><ul><li>-Money saved </li></ul>
  7. 7. Data Collection Errors <ul><li>-Soda consumption changes from week to week </li></ul><ul><li>-Disposable lids and straws not taken into account </li></ul><ul><li>-Reusable cup slightly less than 32oz </li></ul>
  8. 8. Analysis of Data Savings per year: $286 Paper saved: 71.5 pounds
  9. 9. Data Comparison <ul><li>According to, the average American drink 557 sodas a year. </li></ul><ul><li>On average, I drink 572 a year. </li></ul><ul><li>I drink 15 more sodas a year than the average American. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What does it mean? <ul><li>It means that I waste a lot of natural resources and money for a beverage that I drink for pleasure only. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans drink a lot of soda too and accumulate enormous amounts of waste because of it. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Reducing Waste Strategies <ul><li>Continue to use reusable cup </li></ul><ul><li>Bring my own mug to the coffee shop for my latte </li></ul><ul><li>Ask convenience store to start selling reusable cups next to the soda machine </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questions for Further Study <ul><li>How much plastic was saved because of this switch to a reusable cup? </li></ul><ul><li>How much plastic and paper would be saved if the store offered reusable cups? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sources <ul><li> </li></ul>