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  1. 1. Hannah Beggs
  2. 2. Did you know?  Approximately four pounds of garbage every day  84 % of all household waste can be recycled
  3. 3. No Way?!  14 billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean every year  Here is an example of how long it takes some things take to break down: plastics take 500 years, aluminum cans take 500 years, organic materials, take 6 months, cotton, rags, paper take 6 months. http://www.planetpals.com/fastfacts.html
  4. 4. My Position Unjust for current generations to not manage their waste properly because it will cause a great deal of problems for future generations. http://blog.compassion.com
  5. 5. Landfills  About 5000 years ago in Ancient Greece  Cheapest way to gather waste
  6. 6. Landfills cont. Pros Cons  Keep cities and towns  Leaks can contaminate looking clean surrounding soil  Create methane that can  People more susceptible be used as renewable to cancer, birth energy defects, and genetic mutations  Provide jobs  Harmful gases put into atmosphere  Toxic chemicals around surrounding habitats
  7. 7. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSM2riAEX4U  3 R’s has become big slogan  Not very complicated  Great way to lower carbon footprint  Also repair-saves money
  8. 8. How?  Make multiple bins  Paper, cans and glass, compost, regular  Take reusable bags to the grocery  Make electronic items last longer  Buy in bulk  Refurbish
  9. 9. Changing the Future  Habits will need to change for the better  Produce less  Produce differently  Plastics and glass  Minimizing space for landfills
  10. 10. Help  Advertising  STOMP  Celebrity campains  Online  Earthorganisation.org  Mycleanearth.org  Local  Yampa Valley Recycles  The Green Machine
  11. 11. What can you do to help?  Open up to new ideas  Start small  Think, then act  Consider others and the environment  4 R’s  Get others in on it: spread the word  Lets clean up!
  12. 12. http://www.townofbeloit.org/earth.gif

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