A world view of Plastics- Consumption, Environment and Human health

In summary, there is a brief discussion of alternatives to current plastic manufacturing and disposal systems and what it will take to reduce plastic in food production and the environment.
GBRI
· December 30, 2020
  • Flipbook Article
  • 0.5CE

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Course Description

Plastic was once considered a valuable product that added convenience to people’s lives. Today, its manufacturing and disposal is proving to be a major source of greenhouse gases and air pollution, and its use can cause food contamination. Increasing research is also reporting a connection between plastic and health problems and environmental damage. In summary in this course on Plastics Consumption and Human health, there is a brief discussion of alternatives to current plastic manufacturing and disposal systems and what it will take to reduce plastic in food production and the environment.

What You Will learn

  • Describe Vengeri Village’s approach to reducing cancer rates through a reduction in exposure to plastic and chemicals in food
  • Detail the types of plastic and their relationship to cancer per current medical research
  • Review various plastic disposal systems commonly used
  • Give an overview of plastic’s impact on food and the environment
  • Discuss some alternatives to the current manufacturing and disposal of plastics

 

 

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    About Instructor

    Elizabeth Kertesz

    Elizabeth Kertesz, LEED AP BD+C is a Green Building Consultant with more than fifteen years of experience in the construction and development industry in San Antonio, Texas. After working through college and earning a B.B.A. in Construction Management from the University of Texas at San Antonio (2005), she became an assistant project manager in the utility planning department for Cude Engineers, a San Antonio based civil engineering firm. She earned her LEED AP credential when she joined Sustainable Perspectives Group (SPG) in 2008. Since that time she has provided consulting services for more than thirty LEED registered and LEED certified projects throughout Texas, both through her work with SPG and also as an independent consultant. She served as a past vice-chair of the Programs Committee for the USGBC Central Texas – Balcones Chapter, and through the years has taught continuing education courses on sustainability topics such as LEED Construction Project Management, LEED for Existing Buildings, and LEED Exam Prep for various organizations, including Alamo Community College District and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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    1. This course has really enlightened me with the concept of plastic. It is really inspiring to see how Vengeri village in Kerala took matters into their hands and did what was right. It is true the same cannot be implied all over the world. But other countries and individuals can take inspiration from the villagers and do something to handle the plastic problem in their own ways! Loved the course. Thank you.

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