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The Costs of Bottled Water - Environmental Math

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This lesson is about raising some of the issues involved with the use of bottled water, with a few math calculations to drive the points home.

Includes printable information sheet on the production, use, and disposal of plastic water bottles. The objectives are to educate students so that they choose reusable water bottles and cups, and they recycle plastics when they do use disposables.

The math consists of four problems that highlight the magnitude of the use, cost, and disposal of plastic water bottles. A question about alternatives wraps it up. An answer key is provided.

Great for Earth Day, this lesson is pertinent any day of the year.

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