Location

Portland State University

Start Date

11-4-2015 12:30 PM

End Date

11-4-2015 2:30 PM

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A huge problem with current modernized and non modernized cities is the amount of trash being thrown away. There is a tremendous amount of recyclable material that is being thrown away with non recyclable waste into massive landfills. Even though we can not physically see the trash that we throw away on the street, it must still go somewhere. Some of that waste is toxic, other waste is made of non decomposable material. These massive waste disposal sites hurt animals, damage soil, and harm the health people living nearby.

In 2007, Americans threw out about 570 billion pounds of municipal solid waste. Compared to other nations, the United States has a record of generating waste at an alarming rate. Due largely to lack of governmental regulation on an ever-growing chemical industry; everyday products that are used and thrown away contain more dangerous and health-affecting chemicals than ever before. To sustain future life, a change must be made.

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Mentors: Branden Driver, Walt Woods

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Apr 11th, 12:30 PM Apr 11th, 2:30 PM

Cleaning Up the Cities of Tomorrow

Portland State University

A huge problem with current modernized and non modernized cities is the amount of trash being thrown away. There is a tremendous amount of recyclable material that is being thrown away with non recyclable waste into massive landfills. Even though we can not physically see the trash that we throw away on the street, it must still go somewhere. Some of that waste is toxic, other waste is made of non decomposable material. These massive waste disposal sites hurt animals, damage soil, and harm the health people living nearby.

In 2007, Americans threw out about 570 billion pounds of municipal solid waste. Compared to other nations, the United States has a record of generating waste at an alarming rate. Due largely to lack of governmental regulation on an ever-growing chemical industry; everyday products that are used and thrown away contain more dangerous and health-affecting chemicals than ever before. To sustain future life, a change must be made.