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Ashton, Danielle and Marulanda, Juan P. and Chand, Kavitesh and Sobhanian, Sama and Veldman, Sem L. and Chand, Shivnay S. and Song, Xuelu and Zhang, Zhirou (2020) GreenSeace. [Creative Works]

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Imagine you are relaxing on the beautiful shores of Fiji. You are currently soaking up the sun with a pina colada in your hand. You feel your skin burning so you decide to cool off in the ocean. As you dive under you get wrapped in a sea of rubbish, everything from plastic bottles, bags and pharmaceutical packaging. You feel claustrophobic and wonder how the marine life survive in such poor conditions. We’ve come up with an idea that will aid in the reduction of water pollution. Clean water is essential for not only human kind, but for the thousands of species that live in the ocean. Many regulations and systems have been enforced to minimise pollution around the world, all working towards the same goal of making the planet cleaner and greener. Our idea is to create biodegradable pharmaceutical packaging by utilising ‘green plastic’. Green plastic is created by combining plant starch and soy protein, as an alternative to petroleum-based products. We plan to use sugarcane crops from the two-main islands in Fiji (Viti Levu and Vanualevu) to produce this environmentally sustainable product. The manufacture and disposal of green plastic involves environment-friendly processes. Environmental sustainability is crucial in rescuing the world and reducing the risk of climate change. This highlights the importance of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of ‘Climate Action’. If we can arrest and decrease the pollution and waste currently going into our waterways, we can play an effective part in limiting the detrimental damage caused to the planet.

Item Type: Creative Works
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
Depositing User: Aneesh Chand
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2020 23:24
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 23:24

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