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  • 1. Eco-Challenge
    Alexander Huff, Bobby McDonald, Patrick Witt
  • 2. Location
    Ghana, Africa
    Total area is 238,535 km2 and 3.5% is made up of water
    Populated areas are not living in poverty anymore but rural areas are very poor
    Life Expectancy is 59 years as
    of 2009
  • 3. Water Bottle Stats
    Water bottles do not decompose for thousands of years
    From 1997-2007 water bottle consumption doubled in the U.S.
    76.5% of bottles end up in landfills
  • 4. What Happens To The Ocean?
    Decompose very slow and drift in the ocean for many years.
    Each square mile of ocean has 46,000 plastic pieces floating in it.
    Ten percent of plastic produced every year worldwide ends up in the ocean.
    70% of that number winds up on
    the ocean floor, where it will
    probably never degrade
  • 5. What Happens To Old Pallets?
    2/3 of this is used once then thrown out
    1/4 of all wood in landfills is used pallets
    Businesses send hundreds of millions of pallets to landfills, spending billions of dollars in the process
  • 6. How can we Help?
    Create a boat that uses recycled materials.
    This will give the poor an affordable way to start making money through jobs like fishing.
  • 7. Current solutions
    Ideas that other people have come up with that could be used and modified to help our idea.
  • 8. Cost
    Used pallets can be bought for as cheep as six or seven dollars.
    Water bottles are practically free.
    Altogether we should be able to make this for around 15 dollars.
  • 9. Benefits
    Help the poor by giving them an affordable way to start making money by doing something like fishing.

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