Green Venture staff used the Lifestraws during the 2017 summer camp season, as part of our off-site emergency supply kits.By reducing fuel consumption necessary to boil and purify water, the filters also have the possibility of reducing one’s carbon footprint, especially in area without a municipal water filtration system.
The purpose of the paper is to get Ontarians thinking about food waste in terms of how to reduce the amount that becomes waste and how to remove it from the disposal stream. The ministry states that when food and organic materials break down in an oxygen-deprived environment, such as a landfill, it creates methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times greater than carbon dioxide.
Another problem with oil spills is that oil has a lower density than the water thus it floats on the surface of water preventing the sunlight from reaching all the way to the marine plants.
Therefore these plants cannot perform photosynthesis leading to lower oxygen levels in the ocean as well as the death of these plants since they cannot make their food anymore.
It’s a very interesting contrast to a water filter we actually built here at Eco House in 2008- as part of a CAWST workshop.
In those days, the workshop instructors showed everyone how to make DIY concrete forms to hold water filters for a village water treatment system.
Coli, Giardia and Cryptosporidium from water in a natural setting.