### Step Fifteen - Part One

**How To Double Your Way To A Million In 28 Steps**

**O**nce more Bottles and Cans start another Step in the Experiment "Double Your Way to a Million in 28 Steps".

I returned 187 Bottles and Cans today for a total of $9.35 putting my DTAMP total to $89.35 .

To date I have returned 1,406 Bottles and Cans for redemption. Thrown away over 100 bottles that were non-returnable and still have around 500 aluminum cans that I hope to trade in and be paid by the pound if i can find a metal collection place that will take them.

That is over 2000 Bottles and Cans on no more than seven miles of dirt roads and some larger highways. That is 285.714 Bottles and Cans per mile.

There are 3,972,800 miles of roads in the United States. If there are 285.714 returnable Bottles and Cans per mile on these roads that could mean that there would be 1,135,084,579.2 out there.

More than One Billion One Hundred and Thirty Five Million Bottles and Cans.

There probably isn't that many but there could be Hundreds of Millions of them. Just the weight of aluminum by the pound could be worth a lot. One source says scrap aluminum is around $0.92 per pound.

The average empty beer can weighs approximately 1 / 2 an ounce. It would take about 32 cans to weigh a pound.

If we take the 1,135,084,579.2 and divide that in half for the found bottles, we get 567,542,289.6 Cans only. Over 567 Million Cans.

In pounds that would come to 17,735,696.55. Seventeen Million pounds times $0.92 equals 16,316,840.826 , thats over 16 Million dollars worth of Aluminum.

The problem of course is collecting all that scrap up, but if you could you would be a multi-millionaire.

Motto:

*It is only "one" found penny.*

Regards,

*Xinfinitum*D.T.A.M.P. - Double To A Million Plan

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## 2 Comments:

If you lined all up those cans and bottles end to end would they encompass the whole earth?

Hi,

I have dedicated an entire post to your valued question.

Several NASA engineers were consulted on the project.

Xinfinitum

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