Design for the Future EDSGN 100 Section 10 Design Project #1 Katie Briggs Bobby Ferry T.J. Kupetz Lauren Schwartz Lisa Weber
Overview • What is being done • What can be changed • Our Solution
Being Eco-Friendly Pays Economically Today, companies are addressing environmental issues by creating a product that yields sustainable consumption on a consumer level. Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Toyota, and General Electric are just a few of many companies producing more sustainable eco-friendly products. "Green marketing is a good thing," says Jack Barkenbus, executive director of the University of Tennessee's Energy Environment and Resources Center. "Consumers have begun to respond to it. That's why you've seen so much growth.“
Batteries • All batteries received by Kodak are disposed of • Although they can be recycled, it is a costly process “Batteries contain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel, which can contaminate the environment when batteries are improperly disposed of. When incinerated, certain metals might be released into the air or can concentrate in the ash produced by the combustion process.” “One way to reduce the number of batteries in the waste stream is to purchase rechargeable batteries. Nearly one in five dry-cell batteries purchased in the United States is rechargeable. Over its useful life, each rechargeable battery may substitute for hundreds of single-use batteries.” On average, each person in the United States discards eight dry-cell batteries per year. US Population: 303,548,792 303,548,792 × 8 = 2,428,390,464 discarded batteries each year!
Crank movements Charge ions Conduct electrical current Power a camera! Convert Your Energy
How it Works Circuit Board Rotating Gears
How much power? We can conserve even more! Power = Volts x Amps Average Hand Crank provides 35 watts Battery provides 1.5 volts x 2.8 amps = 4.2 watts
A Change for the Better Sustainability Matters!!
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