We Earthlings: The CO2 Impact of Soda Pop Consumption

Share this idea!

What connects us all? Nature and our shared relationships through nature. Share the carbon dioxide impact of soda pop consumption. One 20-ounce bottle contributes 3.3 ounces of CO2 and all Americans’ soda drinking contributes 19.5 billion pounds of CO2 a year. Know your foodprint.

Print or share We Earthling posters to inspire others with your stories. Would you like to share a photo and story? Drop by the Earthling Forum to contribute your photos and ideas.

a 20-ounce soda pop releases 3.3 ounces of C02

How did we arrive at this number? According to Sciencing, a 500-milliliter plastic bottle of soda produces 3 ounces of CO2. We adjusted that number to account for a 20-ounce bottle, which produces a per-bottle output of 3.3 ounces of CO2. Multiply that by the 45 gallons of pop consumed per American, and we get the 19.5 billion pounds of CO2 produced annually by pop drinkers in the United States.

You Might Also Like…
healthy vegetables on cutting board and in bowls

Earth Day Network Wants to Reduce Your Foodprint

When people think about what they can do to help …Jennifer SokolowskyJune 25, 2019

illustration of contributors to a carbon footprint

Footprint by Footprint: Calculating Carbon

Every day of your life, across everything you do and …Taylor RatcliffeFebruary 15, 2019

Hand holding bank card

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint: Conscious Consumerism

After three flat years, carbon dioxide emissions rose again in 2017, …Anna JohanssonApril 20, 2018

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top
Malcare WordPress Security