Trash Trek Links

Food Waste Movie

In the film, Just Eat It, Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin explore food waste from farm to fridge.  This curriculum guide contains activities and links to resources all about food waste.

http://www.foodwastemovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/HD14-DFS-JustEatIt-Educational-Curriculum.pdf

 

Removing Plastic Waste from the Oceans

18-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered; “why can’t we clean this up?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROW9F-c0kIQ

 

Clean Drinking Water

Across the world, about one in six people don’t have access to clean drinking water (source: United Nations).  Learn about Dean Kamen’s solution to purifying water for drinking.

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http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-tech/remediation/slingshot-water-purifier.htm

 

Space Debris

What can be done about trash that already exists?  The European Space Agency might have a solution on an out of this world trash problem.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/satellites/esa-tests-satellitesnagging-nets-for-orbital-trash-removal

Reusing Trash

Here are some links that pertain to reusing what we would otherwise throw away…

http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Juice-Pouch-Lunch-Bag/ 

http://www.recycling-revolution.com/reuse-trash-ideas.html

http://www.viralnova.com/cool-trash-ideas/

Recycled Piggy Bank

Reducing Trash

Could your trash from the whole year fit in a mason jar?  Here is a woman who did it.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/12/all-my-trash-fits-in-a-single-mason-jar.html