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TEDxLakeshoreEast - Dave Sargent - The Power of Garbage

Dave Sargent is an environmental attorney, specializing in energy and international business. He is accredited as a Green Associate for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design by the U.S. Green Building Council. He has also completed professional training at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. Today, he will talk to us about the power of garbage. Specifically, he will discuss the problem of waste disposal and the possibility of using incineration for power generation.According to the United Nations the world population may exceed 10 billion by the year 2050. With waste generation also increasing across the world every year, it appears that the future will be full of garbage. Dave Sargent discusses his experience as an environmental attorney examining the growing problem of waste disposal and the viability of incineration for power generation. He illustrates that with new programs and technology, one person's trash can truly be another person's treasure.About TEDxIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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