Thursday, March 7, 2013

WASTE!

This week in the middle school, we have been collecting all of our trash in order to gain a sense of what type of trash we produce and how much of it gets thrown away. Next week, we will take a closer look at garbage and what we do with it as a society.

BlogWork!

Watch the video and write a response to what you see and hear. One paragraph, please.


For extra points, watch this one also and comment on it.



12 comments:

Kim said...

I think that it is very scary that the plastic might be entering our food system. The trash that we throw into the ocean could end up in our stomachs! I feel really bad for the ocean at this point seeing how the amount of trash thrown in there doubled in two or five years. They should focus large a amount of concentration into this subject and clear the ocean up right away. If they don't pretty soon it won't just be one sole part of the ocean that's soaked with trash.

RothX said...

It is horrifying that all our trash just dumps into the ocean. We don’t really think about our trash, we just mindlessly throw it away. I know this is going on in the back of my head, but I actually thought about it. I really think we should recycle more, because if we do it will at least stop the GROWTH. But getting it out is the problem. We can’t just scoop up all the trash for 10 million square miles! I didn’t realize how bad it is, because there’s practically more trash than water in the spot. Hopefully there is something we can do about it, some kind of mega filter...

Prince_Fox said...

I did not like this at all. I think that people should find some way to make plastic usefull. When I say this I mean in a way thats good for the earth. Or else soon who knows what will happen to the Earth. Not good.

Eric cartman said...

I thought the video was really interesting and sad. I learned how the beaches are flooded with trash. An interesting fact was that America use 2 million water bottles every 5 minutes. This video showed me how the trash is affecting the ecosystem.

Eric cartman said...

I thought the video was really interesting and sad. I learned how the beaches are flooded with trash. An interesting fact was that America use 2 million water bottles every 5 minutes. This video showed me how the trash is affecting the ecosystem.

Eric cartman said...

I thought the video was really interesting and sad. I learned how the beaches are flooded with trash. An interesting fact was that America use 2 million water bottles every 5 minutes. This video showed me how the trash is affecting the ecosystem.

Marshalia13 said...

I never knew that there was such thing as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch until I watched this video. I think what is happening is wrong and has to be stopped. All that trash in the ocean must hurt the animals in that ocean area. I can't believe we are doing this!

browneyedgirl said...

I think this is horrible and one of the worst things about it is how much more we have started to accumulate over the past few years and how there is no immediate solution. Another thing is how did we let it get this bad if at least some people knew about it why didn’t they spread the word about it and since we know now are more than a few beach clean ups, organizations, volunteer groups helping if not, why don’t they want to help or why can’t they help. I think this was a terrible thing and that it was something that could have been prevented but is now a big problem.

meek mill said...

I never know that Thsis was a thing, this makes me think twice before throwing something out.Is just sad that people cant just put there trash in the trash, they have to go dump it in the ocean. Animals are getting affected they are both dying and eating it so that also bad for us because we eat those fish.

Stan Marsh said...

This is really crazy.I think that there should be a big clean up day besides Earth day and we should all help clean up the ocean.

Stan Marsh said...

All the sea life is getting hurt because of this society

paxton said...



The video is about the great pacific garbage patch. It is the largest dump in the world, larger than the size of the united states. It is 3.5 million tons and 80% of it is plastic. It is caused by series of currents pulling our trash. Less than 5 percent of plastic is recycled . Fish eat the plastic and it can end up in our food. There is no real way to clean it up but we can prevent the growing of it.