POINT SOURCE CONTAMINATION - In this video, educator Angela Schipper demonstrates how to build an aquifer model and simulate a point source contamination of the groundwater. This is an excellent activity that needs only a few easy to organise resources.
How your pile of laundry fills the sea with plastic pollution - BLOG. Natalie Welden, Research Associate: Marine Pollution / Ecotoxicology / Microplastics, The Open University.
VIDEO STORY - The biospife – a spoon-knife utensil for eating kiwifruit – is made from an innovative bioplastic material developed through a partnership between ZESPRI and Scion. The biospife demonstrates that kiwifruit residues can be incorporated into a compostable bioplastic material for use on standard plastics processing equipment.
INFO SHEET - Soil contamination - A site is considered to be contaminated when the levels of hazardous substances found at a site are significantly higher than that of ‘normal’ levels, and there is likely to be a risk to health or the environment.
ARTICLE - Farming and environmental pollution - New Zealand has had a reputation for being ‘clean and green’ – a country of environmental beauty. Compared to many countries in the world, this is true. However, it’s becoming apparent that New Zealand has an environmental pollution problem.
ARTICLE - Biodegradability, compostability and bioplasticS - Bioplastics are a form of plastic that can be made from renewable bio-based resources. Many bioplastic materials are designed to be biodegradable, and some are designed to be compostable. These properties are important for the functionality of the end product and for its disposal.
BIOSPIFE - In this Innovation story, we learn about a compostable bioplastic material that incorporates kiwifruit residues and the importance of collaboration in the development of the biospife. Its success represents a significant step in bioplastic development.