Project: Common Experience: Plastics (Math & Physics)

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    Can you see any connections or possible applications of this topic to your field of study?

    2.) Yes there are many connections to plastic use and mathematics, especially through the use of statistics.

    How do you see your field of study contributing positively or negatively to the plastics issues discussed so far?

    2a.) People can misinterpret statistics or use them in a negative light.

    How could you collaborate with your peers from other majors at the university to help solve the plastic problem?

    3.) Math majors can work with, for an example, business majors to use statistics and predict cost for plastic reduction or reuse.

    Approximately how many plastic bags do you think Americans use in the course of a year?

    4.) 100 billion.

    Approximately how many plastic bags do you think Americans use in the course of a year?

    5.) 1 billion.

    What percentage of American plastic bag use areĀ  CT residents responsible for?

    6.) 1%.

    How many bags does the average CT resident use?

    7.) 15,000 a year.

    Original estimates indicate a revenue of $55 million over the course of two years. How is this revenue planned to be used?

    8.) ?

    At 10 cents per bag, can you estimate how many bags a local Stop n Shop might sell in one day?

    9.) You can find the answer by looking at the sale percentage and multiplying by .10.

    Does the supermarket save money on not providing the plastic bags for free? Explain.

    10.) They save money by not buying plastic bags.

    Pick a state that you think is doing really well in curbing use of plastics. Explain why you think they are doing well.

    11.) Connecticut because they are taking action by charging for plastic bags and many of the population is environmentally aware.

    What else can we do to curb our use of plastics in CT?

    12.) Sell more paper products.

    The issue of excessive plastic is a huge problem, but what is one thing you could do this week to make a positive impact?

    13.) Reuse plastic products rather than trashing them.

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