spiegeltv / Plastikmüll im Meer: So könnten unsere Ozeane gereinigt werden Is there anything we can do about the huge and increasing amount of plastic garbage in our oceans? The non-profit project Pacific Garbage Screening offers a visionary concept for this challenge. The basis of their idea is a platform floating on the water. Its special construction allows to filter plastic particles by inverted sedimentation. Nets or other filter systems, which could endanger ocean life, are not necessary. Furthermore, the floating plastic waste is converted into energy and biodegradable plastics. Marcella Hansch is an architect and founder of the green non-profit start-up Pacific Garbage Screening e.V. For her engagement and her innovative project, Marcella won the “25 Women Award – Women, whose inventions change our lives” of the magazine EDITION F in 2017, the German federal award “EcoDesign – young talent” in 2016, and was nominated for the GreenTec Award and the Querdenker (“Lateral Thinkers”) Award in 2014. As an architect, Marcella is working for the office Carpus + Partner AG in Aachen, after having worked for architectural offices in Vienna and Arnsberg. Marcella studied architecture at the RWTH in Aachen. Her master’s thesis was about the Pacific Garbage Screening project, and she still receives support from the RWTH Aachen to realize it. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Chula Vista Clean & Green / Did you know that the U.S. is the #1 trash producing country in the world! Join Curiosity Quest Goes Green host, Joel Greene on this quest to learn what happens to all the trash that doesn’t get recycled. In this DVD, we follow the process of how trash gets collected at the curb in a trash truck, taken to a landfill where the load is weighed and then dumped into the landfill. You will be surprised to learn just how much recyclable material ends up at a place where it shouldn’t be going. Greene witnesses first- hand the efforts of the workers in separating out recyclable materials and all that goes into being considered a “sanitary” landfill.
KCETSoCalConnected / CarbonLite is the world's largest "bottle-to-bottle" plastic recycling plant in Riverside, Calif. "SoCal Connected" takes a look inside the state-of-the-art facility where billions of plastic bottles are churned on an annual basis. The process involves transforming old plastic bottles into PET pellets and flakes in order to produce new plastic bottles. The bottles are required to go through metal detectors, a special "prewash" phase, and a label-removing facility before they can become shiny, brand new pellets. Even though your plastic water bottle might not weigh as much, a square bale of plastic bottles can weigh more than 1,300 pounds, as Derrick Shore reveals in this segment of "SoCal Connected." Read more here about CarbonLite: http://bit.ly/1k8IwwF