Episode 306: Household Toxins

Original Airdate: 
Monday, October 31, 2011 - Sunday, November 6, 2011
Next Airdate: 
Monday, July 9, 2012 - Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's a story everyone should see!! Household toxins...paints, aerosols, pesticides, insecticides, household cleaners, batteries, CFLs...many with dangerous carcinogens. What to do with them? How to get rid of them so they don't get into the environment and our water supplies. Take a few minutes to watch this story.

Then, where does all the plastic and trash go once it gets into the Pacific Ocean? A lot of it ends up in what is known as the Pacific Garbage Patch, an area of swirling waters twice the size of Texas. A scientific mission called Project Kaisei takes us out to the Northern Pacific Gyre to take a look and to remove as much of the waste as they can. What they find there is very shocking.

Meet Gerty! A Volkswagen Super Beetle. But she's no ordinary bug. The Bheda family turned Gerty into an electric car! It was a project that involved the whole family. Jalena got the story...and a ride!

Finally, we hear a lot about global warming now days. Is it the environmental issue of our time? Should we all be really concerned. What are the facts? Eco Company wanted to learn more in terms we can all understand. Adam is on the story and filed this report.