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Title Scope: Waste
Published Australia : TEN, 2007
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Summary Stop for a moment and have a think about how much stuff we throw away everyday. Food, paper, bottles, cans... we generate a lot of waste. But science is working at ways to reduce and recycle the rubbish we discard. Oil from tyres, steel from cars, and water from sewerage! Join Dr Rob as he shifts through the litter and SCOPES out all the science behind our waste.How a Landfill Works?No matter how much we reduce, reuse and recycle there will always be rubbish! David McAlister, an environmental scientist from the Brisbane City Council shows us the technical aspects of digging a hole and dumping our waste.Lab Breakdown - PolyethylenePolyethylene is one of the most common in the world and the simplest, but what makes it so good? To the lab with Dr Rob as he breaks down all the science behind polyethylene,Steel RecyclingWhere do cars, roller doors, and fences go when they die? Terry Nicholls from Smorgon Steel has the answer as he takes us through the whole recycling steel process. CompostRecycling compost can be pretty easy in your back yard, but what about large scale green waste - where does it go? Geoff Petherbridge from Waste Converters shows us the entire process from the green waste all the way to how it can be used in its recycled form. Junior Experiment - Worm FarmWorms are one of nature's greatest recyclers - the champion composters! With just a few worms, a box, a tray, soil and scraps, Leah Taylor Green from the Double Helix Club shows you that building a backyard worm farm is easier than you think!Recycling WaterWe are currently experiencing the worst drought in Australia's history, so how can we reuse water? Troy Walker from Western Corridor Recycled Water explains the process and shows how recycled water is just as clean if not cleaner than our current drinking water!TyresThey're everywhere! On bikes, cars, trucks, planes and even the space shuttle. But where do they go when they're bald? John Dobozy, from Molectra takes us through his revolutionary and environmentally friendly invention which recycles tyres!So, don't forget to dump in next time with Dr Rob as he scopes out waste, proving once again that the ordinary really does become extraordinary, under the SCOPE!
Event Broadcast 2011-10-20 at 08:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Compost.
Recycling (Waste, etc.) -- Study and teaching.
Steel -- Recycling.
Tires -- Recycling.
Water reuse.
Form Streaming video
Author Bell, Rob, host