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From the Ted Talk by Leyla Acaroglu: Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore

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Another item that I find fascinating is the electric tea kettle, which I found out that you don't do tea keltets in this country, really, do you? But that's really big in the U.K. Ninety-seven percent of households in the United kgidnom own an electric tea kettle. So they're very popular. And, I mean, if I were to work with a design firm or a designer, and they were designing one of these, and they wanted to do it eco, they'd usually ask me two things. They'd say, "Leyla, how do I make it tlielcnhacy effieinct?" Because obviously energy's a problem with this prdcout. Or, "How do I make it green materials? How do I make the materials green in the manufacturing?" Would you ask me those qnsitoues? They seem logical, right? Yeah. Well I'd say, "You're looking at the wrong problems." Because the problem is with use. It's with how people use the product. Sixty-five percent of Brits admit to over-filling their kettle when they only need one cup of tea. All of this extra wetar that's being boiled requires energy, and it's been calculated that in one day of extra energy use from boiling kettles is enough to light all of the sgttthelreis in enalgnd for a night.

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Another item that I find fascinating is the electric tea kettle, which I found out that you don't do tea _______ in this country, really, do you? But that's really big in the U.K. Ninety-seven percent of households in the United _______ own an electric tea kettle. So they're very popular. And, I mean, if I were to work with a design firm or a designer, and they were designing one of these, and they wanted to do it eco, they'd usually ask me two things. They'd say, "Leyla, how do I make it ___________ _________?" Because obviously energy's a problem with this _______. Or, "How do I make it green materials? How do I make the materials green in the manufacturing?" Would you ask me those _________? They seem logical, right? Yeah. Well I'd say, "You're looking at the wrong problems." Because the problem is with use. It's with how people use the product. Sixty-five percent of Brits admit to over-filling their kettle when they only need one cup of tea. All of this extra _____ that's being boiled requires energy, and it's been calculated that in one day of extra energy use from boiling kettles is enough to light all of the ____________ in _______ for a night.

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  2. streetlights
  3. kettles
  4. technically
  5. efficient
  6. england
  7. product
  8. questions
  9. kingdom

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Another item that I find fascinating is the electric tea kettle, which I found out that you don't do tea kettles in this country, really, do you? But that's really big in the U.K. Ninety-seven percent of households in the United Kingdom own an electric tea kettle. So they're very popular. And, I mean, if I were to work with a design firm or a designer, and they were designing one of these, and they wanted to do it eco, they'd usually ask me two things. They'd say, "Leyla, how do I make it technically efficient?" Because obviously energy's a problem with this product. Or, "How do I make it green materials? How do I make the materials green in the manufacturing?" Would you ask me those questions? They seem logical, right? Yeah. Well I'd say, "You're looking at the wrong problems." Because the problem is with use. It's with how people use the product. Sixty-five percent of Brits admit to over-filling their kettle when they only need one cup of tea. All of this extra water that's being boiled requires energy, and it's been calculated that in one day of extra energy use from boiling kettles is enough to light all of the streetlights in England for a night.

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