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

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