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ONE LESS CUP - GIN 2013

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Sophia Dodge

on 30 October 2013

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Transcript of ONE LESS CUP - GIN 2013

Our ideas:
Phase 1:
Phase 2:
How?
Choose material that will be used on the new reusable cups.
Contact companies that produce the cups with the right materials.
Choose the washing machine and the washing process
Make the community conscious of this issue.
Replace disposable plastic cup for reusable ones.
Instigate community and environmental awareness.
One Less Cup
865 students and 200 staff
The company
Presentations to the school community.
Por: Daniel Alcides Lívia Verdolin
Sophia Dodge Sofia Reiner
Renata Leal Jasmin Akhavan
We used 76000 cups per month
Which costs 2500 reais
Plastic takes as long as 100 years to decompose
releases carcinogenic toxins
Materials:
Plastic:
Polystyrene
Polypropylene
research
Aluminum

Dents
Wastes lots of energy in its production
Pollutes in creation process

Glass
Not resistant
More expensive
Bad recycling process
Dangerous for children.


Ceramic
Not resistant
It's surface has pores
Not safe for kids
7 classifications :

1- PETE (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
2- HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
3- PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
4- LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)
5- PP (Polypropylene)
6- PS (Polystyrene)
7-Others
Is currently used in disposable cups
Usually has chemical additives in its composition considered by OMS as carcinogenic substances, such as BP-A
Has a critical temperature close to a hundred degrees Celsius, considered low.
Doesn't have chemical additives that make the plastic harder
Cup characteristics
Durability
Resistance
Format
Color
Capacity
Design
Stability
Meucopo Eco
-A company which produces reusable cups for big events.
-Financially viable
-Can be used as marketing for the school
-Easy sanitation process
-You can create de design of the cup
-A cup of quality
www.meucopoeco.com.br
The Campaign
This Way...
Our objective is that students and staff take this spirit of change outside of the school environment, causing an effect much broader than the simple replacement of one cup for another.
Students' involvement in curricular activities related to the project.
Phase 3:
The washing Machine
Ecomax 500
1 minute Cycles
20 to 60 drawers per hour
1 Drawer = 25 cups
3 liters per cycle
Out of 7 choices our school chose:
Phase 4:
Inspiration
GIN 2012
Local causes, Global effects
Linda Sills
Hummingbird
Every action counts
I'm doing the best I can
What's your drop?
Mostly used in juice packaging
onelesscup@gmail.com
Easy recycling
Plastic
Is resistant
Easy recycling process
Economically viable.
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