Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Califano finalpres


Published on

Published in: Education, Business, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Califano finalpres

  1. 1. Commotion in the Ocean:<br />Reducing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch<br />Chris Califano!<br />Psychology Major<br />TAT Minor<br />CHHS 302-01<br />Natasha Oehlman<br />April 25, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />70% water<br />5 gyres<br /> -North Pacific Gyre<br />100 million tons of trash <br /> sucked into continual vortex <br />
  3. 3. (aka) Great Pacific Garbage Patch<br />Orbicular winds – whirlpool<br />Incoming pollution becomes trapped.<br />80% plastic<br /> -Can’t biodegrade<br /> -No bacteria<br />
  4. 4. Plastic, plastic everywhere<br />Photo degradation<br /> - UV rays cause photons to <br /> break down molecules <br /> -Takes foreeevvveerrr<br />- Gets smaller and smaller<br />
  5. 5. Stats<br />YEARS<br />ITEM<br />
  6. 6. What’s the problem?!<br />Animals mistake these small pieces of plastic for food<br />Plastic bags can resemble jellyfish<br />3 leading causes of death – choking, entanglement, and suffocation<br />
  7. 7. Causes<br />Gyre holds debris once spewed out by North America, Asia, and the Hawaiian islands.<br />Correlation- Asia and United States are highest polluting countries<br />Ship spillage<br />Nurdles<br />Plastic  landfills  incinerated<br /><br /><br />Dumped into oceans<br />Plastics disperse non-bio-degradable pollutants<br />and make their way into marine ecosystems<br />
  8. 8. Marine Pollution<br />
  9. 9. Effects<br />Garbage Patch is increasing more and more each year. <br />Between 2005-2008 sample of plastic particles had doubled.<br />6 times more plastic than plankton. <br />Marine animals at risk.<br />Plastic can get into our food chain.<br />
  10. 10. What we can do…<br />Recycle, reduce, reuse<br />Clean up beaches<br />Monitoring trash<br />Environmental Cleanup Coalition<br />Volunteer at aquariums – get educated!<br />Contact product management systems<br /> -biodegradable plastics<br /> -plastics that don’t have toxic materials<br />
  11. 11. NO!<br />
  12. 12. YES!<br />
  13. 13. References<br />Cookson, C. (2003). Recycling resolutions. Retrieved from<br /><br />Marks, Kathy. (2008, February 5). The world’s rubbish dump: a garbage tip that stretches from <br />hawaii to japan. Retrieved from<br />Moore, C. (2006, November 7). Defending our oceans. Retrieved from <br /><br /> <br />Watson, P. (2006, July 26). Killing off marine life: plastic garbage polluting the sea. Retrieved <br />from<br />White, Angel. (2011, January 4). Oceanic “garbage patch” not nearly as big as portrayed in <br />media . Retrieved from<br />