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In this class we are focusing on plastic usage. In the TED Talk video, https://youtu.be/9GMbRG9CZJw, there is a compound that was briefly, polyvinyl chloride. The reason this sticks out to the me is that this specific compound has recently been the subject of a disaster. On March 27, 2021, a train carrying hazardous materials derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, causing a spill of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into a nearby river and the surrounding environment.

Blog 2

In this class we learned about SCOBY, which is a mixture of bacteria and yeast that was used in common culture to make a drink known as Kombucha. Kombucha is a fermented drink, meaning that there is a small percentage of alcohol present. Kombucha is very popular in SoCal and is often marketed as a miraculous health cure. Many in the health and wellness sphere is believe that Kombucha’s fermentation and bacterial properties help with gut health.

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