Annotated Bibliography Busick

The Story of Stuff. Dir. Louis Fox. Free Range Studios, 2007. Web.


The point of this video was to change people's point of view on how much we as humans waste each day. Just by using the same water bottle everyday for a year saves about 730 plastic water bottles! 1/3 of the planets resources are used, we only have one planet to live on. 30% of the resources are used by the United States. 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals a year are released into the atmosphere. 2,000 tree are being cut down a minute, 75% of fisheries are over fished. The world has to much consumption, the only way to save the planet is to cut back on what we consume.

The video I think should be updated. This video does relate to our topic on waste disposal, and this video is for anyone who watches Youtube of wants to know about waste disposal. The author of the Story of Stuff is Annie Leonard. She has a Master in City and Regional Planning. The video's information wasn't really supported by any evidence, she basically just talked about it. The point of this video is to let people know how bad the world is, and what we can do to help keep is healthy. I think this video helped quite a bit, it helped me realize how I as one person wastes. It helped me really think about how me buying a bottle of pop and throwing the bottle away instead of putting it in the recycling can effect our planet.

I believe that we as humans do produce a lot of waste, to much in fact. I believe that it is a very slim chance that we can stop waste period, but if everyone in the world helped to try and save the world we could make that possible. I believe that 1/3 of the Earth's natural resource are already used. I disagree with the statement that we can stop human waste period, some people just don't care, which makes other people suffer the consequences. How could we stop this waste if people don't care?

Dennison, Sara. Personal interview. 17 June 2015.

Sara's interview

Sara's interview was mostly about how she feels about waste disposal and what she is doing to help decrease the waste. Her plan is to spread the word about how harmful all our waste is to our planet. She has worked for the Minnesota Green Core and Sustainability Program, she has worked on a project to decrease grease waste in local cities. She is afraid that people don't know how sick our environment actually is. She knows how garbage is separated into three different groups, recycling, compost, incinerator, and knows where the garbage ends up. Did you know that if you use your own coffee cup everyday for a whole year, you would save about 730 disposable coffee cups?

The information is quite new, it does help with our topic on waste. If you are interested in saving our planet you will be interested in this information. Sara Dennison has a Degree and Master's in English. Her information is supported by evidence, she has seen where garbage goes, what it goes through, and where it goes. She believes if we don't do anything our planet will just get worse, we can change how we treat our planet by using compost and recycling. Sara wants people to know how sick our planet is, and she fears if people don't care and start doing something to help keep our planet healthy we won't have a planet anymore. Sara's interview helped me realize how the process of garbage works. It either goes to the incinerator and pollutes the air, gets made into something else useful, or in our earths soil to make it more rich.

I agree with Sara about our planet, it's sick, not healthy, because we are wasting it's natural resources. It's a scary thought to think that our grand children will see the planet probably at its worse time, if we don't do something now to help. I do believe we can make help, I don't believe we can stop it.

McKinley, Jesse. "In a California Town, Birth Defects, Deaths and Questions." The New York Times 6 February 2010. Web. 23 June 2015


The article "In a California Town, Birth Defects, Deaths and Questions" is about Kettleman City, California is dealing with what caused the death of three kids. People are thinking there is a connection between the hazardous waste treatment site that is about 4 miles away and their children's birth defects. They're afraid that the toxic waste that is polluting the air is killing their children. State officials are having a wide-ranging investigation to look at rates of birth defects in the community, cancer, asthma, and also monitoring the drinking water.

This article I think should be updated to see if anything has changed since 2010. A lot could have changed in the past 5 years. The topic of this article does relate to our topic on waste disposal, it talks about how waste disposal is causing toxic chemicals which is polluting the air and causing children's birth defects. The audience intended for is people who are interested in how disposal waste doesn't only hurt the planet and how it can also affect us as humans. This article is by Jesse McKinley, the evidence to support this article is the biggest recycler and waste-handling company in North America, and by State officials getting involved. The purpose of this article was to show how the waste we produce doesn't only hurt the things around but us as people to, it can cause us health problems.

I believe that the waste disposal was causing the defects or deaths of those children. I mean it is toxic chemicals being released to the air we breathe in everyday, that isn't healthy. Having a large waste treatment site literally 4 miles away from a town with people living there, isn't the best idea. They could get really sick and not know how they got sick. The waste treatment sites probably disagree that they are causing all these problems but there are facts that show the toxic chemicals in the air are coming from their waste sites.

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