Picking Up Speed

Picking Up Speed

Aerial Reconnaissance [ Waste Management ]  The Ocean Cleanup is a foundation that develops technologies to extract plastic pollution from the oceans and prevent more plastic debris from entering ocean waters. Between September 26 and October 7, 2016 The Ocean Cleanup conducted a series of reconnaissance flights across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: the Aerial Expedition. The organization was founded in 2013 by

Toxic Love Story

Toxic Love Story

Susan Freinkel [ Waste Management 19:03 ] Plastic built the modern world. Where would we be without pacemakers, polyester, computers, cellphones, sneakers or chewing gum. (Plastic in gum? Yep!) But a century into our love affair with plastic, we’re starting to realize it’s not such a healthy one.  Plastics draw on dwindling fossil fuels, leach harmful chemicals, litter landscapes, and destroy marine life.

Thin Air Fertilizer

Thin Air Fertilizer

Jessica Davis [ Waste Management 12:36 ] A CSU professor in the Soil and Crop Sciences College since 1995, Davis’ research team focuses on developing a biological nitrogen fertilizer to reduce fossil fuel usage in agriculture. See also ThinAirFertilizer.com FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: ILO in the Pacific

Leveling Up

Leveling Up

Paul Sellew [ Waste Management 14:40 ] I’ve been involved with agriculture just about my whole life — this is a picture of me on my family’s farm with my brother and sister in a few of my cousins — and, just like any good farmer, I know that in compost amended soil, rich in organic matter, you can grow just about anything

Jumpstarting Change

Jumpstarting Change

Jeni Cross [ Waste Management 18:30 ] I want to challenge you all about what you think you know? Many of you are here because you are really interested in making change. You’re thinking about making change in lots of places and lots of ways but what you don’t know is that your greatest adversary is not that change is hard to make,

Boyan Slat

Boyan Slat

Boyan Slat [ Waste Management ] Once there was a Stone Age, a Bronze Age and now we are in the middle of the Plastic Age. Because every year we produce about 300,000,000 tons of plastic and fraction of that enters rivers, water ways and eventually the oceans. If you want to eat a biscuit nowadays we have to buy a biscuit within a

Microplastics

Microplastics

Alice Dunseath [ Waste Management ] Micro-plastics’ is a stop-motion animation made of bits of plastic found washed up on the shores of Britain and Hawaii. It explains how harmful micro-plastics can be to marine life, our oceans and ourselves. It was one of three films Alice Dunseath was commissioned to make for feature length documentary, ‘Plastic Shores’. Plastic Shores (plasticshoresmovie.com) is a non-profit