Human activities involve intensive use of limited resources found in air, water and soil. Many of these activities produce waste products that build up in the environment to produce pollution with increasingly local and global effects. An understanding of this impact is essential within and beyond the study of chemistry. This option has many opportunities for discussing aim 8 issues and the international dimension.
Write a discussion board post on the sustainability of using plastic for all of the things we do. Suggest solutions to some of the problems associated with using plastic (your solutions must be different than others identified in previous posts).
Listen: Leonard Lopate Show: Please Explain is all about plastic recycling! Eric Goldstein, senior attorney in the Natural Resource Defense Council's New York office and co-director of NRDC's urban program, joins us to explain what happens after plastic is tossed into the recycling bin and goes through the process of being re-created and reused.