This video shows one way my team designed and programmed a robot to deal with this problem.
Because of humans, our oceans are flooded with trash, but some of it wasn't put directly there, it went into rivers and streams from sewage treatment plants and storm sewers and then it goes into the oceans creating very hazardous habitat for marine life and giving humans a bad reputation.
If you simply recycle, you will help fix this problem and restore our oceans to there former glory, our beaches will be filled with sand instead of trash, and sea animals will flourish and live an unrestricted natural life
Water pollution is when something gets in the water that is not natural, whether it's plastic in our oceans or an oil spill, it's not good if it's not natural. If we can find teddybears in tires along with other stuff, we know we have a problem.
You may have heard of the three R's, reduce, reuse and recycle, but have you ever heard of the five R's? According to "The Greening of Westford," Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle are the things we need to do to make a cleaner, fresher, easier to live in earth. If humans just did those R's the world would be a much better place for everyone.
The water cycle is a very delicate part of nature, it depends on everything going according to plan. However, humans have built power plants and factories that destroy that delicate balance by throwing cafeteria waste and oil into streams and then that turns into acid rain which causes the nutrients in the soil to dissolve before plants can get to them.
I have chosen to study suspended matter in our oceans. Suspended matter is little bits of floating plastic or trash that gets into creeks and rivers and streams and then works its way into the ocean where it floats into the ocean and collects into little islands or a marine creature tries to eat it and chokes to death
If we eventually destroy the oceans, that means that we destroy the creeks and rivers and the whole water cycle. Then where do we get our water?
Here is where I got my information.
Rowland, Geraint. “Beauty in the Pollution.” Flickr, Yahoo!, 2 July 2012, www.flickr.com/photos/33909206@N04/7488578958/.
“The 5 R's - Refuse Reduce Reuse Repurpose Recycle.” The Greening of Westford, 5 Apr. 2014, thegreeningofwestford.com/2014/04/5-rs-refuse-reduce-reuse-repurpose-recycle.html.
“National Science Foundation - Where Discoveries Begin.” Human Water Cycle | NSF - National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation, www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/human_water_cycle/index.jsp
Written by Reid