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What Does Climate+ Mean?
How Can We Do Better?
- •Turning your thermostat down by 2 degrees.
- •Wearing clothes more than once before washing them.
- •Bike, walk or ride the bus to work!
- •Switch over to LED bulbs and smart appliances.
- •Try buying local, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- •Use waxed cloth instead of plastic wrap for food.
- •Remember your reusable bags, mugs and cutlery for all outings.
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This climate+ package assumes people use 1.5 straws, 1 plastic cup, 0.4 plastic water bottles and 2 plastic wrappers everyday over 10 years.
|Straws||0.000779 MT CO2|
|Cups||0.00625 MT CO2|
|Plastic Water Bottles||0.0129 MT CO2|
|Plastic Wrapper||0.146 MT CO2|
|x 10 years|
|Total||1.66 MT CO2|
Canada uses 57 million straws per day and there are 37.6 million people in Canada, if we divide the number of straws by the number of people we get 1.5staraws per day per person
57 million straws / 37.6 million people = 1.515 straws per day per person
Each straw emits 1.46 grams of carbon, if each person uses 1.5 straws per day over one year they would emit 799.35 grams of CO2
1.46 grams per straw x 1.5 straw per day x 365 days = 799.35 grams CO2 per years
To get from grams to metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.000001and get 0.000779 MT CO2
799.35 kg CO2 x 0.000001 = 0.000779 MT CO2
Each cup emits 17.12 grams of CO2 , assuming people use 1 plastic cup per day equals 6.249 grams CO2
17.12 grams of carbon x 365 days = 6,249 grams CO2 per year
To get from grams to metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.000001and get 0.00625MT CO2
6,249 grams CO2 x 0.000001 = 0.00625 MT CO2
Plastic Water Bottles
Each water bottle emits 82.8 grams of CO2 and each individual uses 156 plastic bottles per year. If we multiply grams ofCO2 per bottle by the amount of bottles per year we get 12,916.8 grams of CO2 per year.
82.8 grams CO2 x 156 bottles = 12,916.8 grams CO2
To get from grams to metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.000001and get 0.0129 MT CO2
12,916.8 grams CO2 x 0.000001 = 0.0129 MT CO2
Assuming people use about 2 plastic wrappers per day, over a year , and each wrapper emits 200grams of CO2, in a year 146,000 grams CO2
2 bagsx 200grams CO2x 365 days = 146,000 grams CO2
To get from grams to metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.000001and get 0.146 MT CO2
146,000 grams CO2 x 0.0000001 = 0.146 MT CO2
0.146 MT + 0.0129 MT + 0.00625 MT + 0.000779 MT = 0.166 MT CO2
Over 10 years of single use plastic 1.66 MT of CO2 would be emitted.
0.166 MT CO2 x 10 years = 1.66 MT CO2
Link - Emissions of Water Bottles - https://plasticrecyclinglibrary.com/resource/what-is-the-carbon-footprint-of-a-plastic-bottle/
Link - Amount of Plastic Bottles per Year - https://www.jerseyislandholidays.com/plastic-bottle-pollution-statistics/
Link - Emissions from Plastic Cups - http://www.powerful-thinking.org.uk/site/wp-content/uploads/5ae32a2a8cb7533f8f110742_Reusable-Cups-Factsheet.pdf
Link - Straw Emissions - https://www.appropedia.org/HSU_straw_analysis
Link - Straws per Day - https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/the-everyday-objects-likely-to-be-hit-by-federal-ban-on-single-use-plastics
Link - Canadian Population - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada