Waste 2.0

Waste 2.0

This week was waste 2.o! We discussed the Pacific Garbage Patch which is 2 giant masses of garbage in the North Pacific Ocean. We also busted some myths; remember that the tap water here in Waterloo is totally clean and safe to drink, and way cheaper than buying bottled water. Landfills do produce green house gasses and it is important to always recycle every time you throw something away.

For information on the Garbage Patch check out these links:

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/?ar_a=1

http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/about/media/how-big-great-pacific-garbage-patch-science-vs-myth.html

For info on the project to clean up the garbage patch go here: http://www.theoceancleanup.com/

And this is the link to the TEDTalk by the founder of the Ocean Clean Up project. http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/How-the-oceans-can-clean-them-2

Tune in next week for our discussion on overpopulation and its environmental impacts!

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