By Ericca A, Hannah O, Jensen T, and Morgan TZENE VA’ROS
Environmental Damages:Chemicals The PCB’s from creating CD’s in our town can affect water, soil, and the human body if ingested Example: ingestion- If an affected fish has been eaten Example: absorption- the movement of substances into cells or through tissues such as skin by diffusion or osmosis Once PCB’s have entered these places anyone or anything that comes in contact with this chemical is at a serious risk PCB’s can easily move into skin and be absorbed by the body
Environmental Damages Chemicals Continued• Plastic manufacturing involves the use of hazardous chemicals like benzeneand vinyl chloride•One form of soil contamination is when the water washes chemicals from anarea and deposits the contaminated soil in another area.•Contaminated soil can hurt plants when they attempt to grow because itgoes up their roots.•Contaminants in the soil can adversely impact the health of humans andanimals when they ingest, inhale, or touch c0ntaminated soil.•Certain contaminants are attached to small surface soil particles they canbecome airborne as dust and can be inhaled
Environmental Damage: Waste •Plastic garbage is bad for the environment, when you throw away CD’s this only adds to the problem. •Finished products like CD’s are often non- bio degradable, and are widely recognized sources of pollution. • Their disposal creates irreversible environmental damage in land and air •Nearly every piece of plastic ever made STILL exists today much of this is dumped in the ocean
Environmental Damage: Aesthetics Before• All this waste andchemicals damage theenvironment , and alsoplaces in nature thatwere once beautiful arenow nothing more thana waste landfill for allCD’s we once produced.•As citizens find thisdispleasing, they moveto another city for thisreason and many more. After•Our once great riveralso was polluted andcompletely destroyedthe health of it.
Our river "Serenity”Before After Our river was vibrant with While we were building the city, our pollution was dumped in life. We had many species the Serenity that completely of fish to inhabit our destroyed the health of our rivers, our banks were filled river. with different types of PCBs and Mercury are released into the river, which destroyed vegetation. the soil quality in the river, killed Many organisms depended the wide variety of species that lived in the water and depended on our rivers ecosystems on this river. The vegetation around the river also greatly suffered
Plan of Action: Part OneOn the issue of soilcontamination, thefollowing will be put intoaction:•Soil will be left andtreated in the ground.We will do this byflushing contaminantsout of the soil using air.•This has been proven towork by the EPA.(EnvironmentalProtection Agency)
Plan of Action: Part Two First off, we will close off the pipe that releases waste into Serenity and find a better outlet To purify the water a solid block activated carbon(SBAC) process will be used. This is the least expensive process and does not require electricity or high water pressure There will be a mutual public system used for all water ,but also single unit water purification systems will be put into every home. After the water has been cleaned, a water security system will be put in. This system will take periodic samples and analyzing them for contaminants These can alert water utility operators of potential contamination and the need for further sampling and analysis The control center will 24 hours everyday of the year
Plan of Action: Part Three• Since many CD’s are not being disposed of properly and there is a lot of wastewe decided to: 1. Reuse- 2. Recycle- • Instead of throwing away the • CDs can be recycled for use in CD’s you can make them into new products. Specialized different crafts, like coasters. electronic recycling companies • Unwanted CDs or DVDs can be sold clean, grind, blend, and to some stores, traded with compound the discs into a high- friends, or donated to quality plastic for a variety of schools, libraries, or other uses. organizations. • Since companies usually only •Buying used CDs and DVDs or accept large quantities of CD’s to borrowing them from the library can be recycled. Get together with also help reduce the environmental your school or community and impact associated with find a company to recycle them manufacturing new products. and begin to collect CD’s for this.
Plan of Action: Part Four To add beauty back to our town. All the money raised from recycling CD’s will be put into cleaning the land and adding parks. We will add plants to the park and replant vegetation around the river.
Our Future•We believe that all thesethings put together willbring back a great city.•With your help all thesethings and move can bepossible!•A investment in ZeneVa’ros is an investment forlife!•Click the link to sum upthe life cycle of a CD.•http://www.epa.gov/osw/education/pdfs/finalposter.pdf