MY BASIC CONCERN IS THE USE, STORAGE AND
DISPOSAL OF HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS.
WITH THIS I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF
THE CHILDREN, ADULTS, HOUSEHOLD PETS AND OUR ENVIRONMENT.
MY PROJECT WOULD BE TO EDUCATE THE CITY ABOUT
THE PROPER USE, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF THESE CHEMICALS.
TO DO THIS I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE FLYERS
EXPLAINING THE PROPER HANDLING OF THESE CHEMICALS AND DISTRIBUTE THEM AT SOME
DISCOUNT STORES FOR EXAMPLE KMART AND WALMART.
ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A LOCAL TRASH
COMPANY OR THE CITY OF INDEPENDENCE TO HAVE A DROP OFF SITE, FREE OF CHARGE TO
DISPOSE OF CHEMICALS. OR ARRANGE FOR
CURB SIDE PICKUP OF THE CHEMICALS.
IN THE EDUCATION MATERIALS I WOULD EXPLAIN TO
STORE CHEMICALS IN A COOL, DRY AREA AWAY FROM CHILDREN. ALSO, TO KEEP CLEANERS AND MEDICINE IN A
CHILD PROOF CABINET.
ALSO I WOULD INSTRUCT THEM TO NOT THROW OLD
PAINT OR PAINT THINNERS IN THE REGULAR TRASH OR DOWN THE DRAIN.
ALSO AUTOMOBILE OIL SHOULD TAKEN TO A SPECIAL
DISPOSAL AREA. SOME COST MAYBE
PUMP SPRAY BOTTLES
SAVE OUR OZONE!!!!
I first wanted to do this project city wide, but I
think that might be too much for me right now.
So, I presented my project to the Scout troop as part of my merit badge
requirements. I also showed my parents
and my mom and dad’s parents and family the problems of household chemicals.
I’m still trying to get my dad to let me go to work and talk to those
guys about storing and disposing household chemicals the right way.
They all have kids that should be protected.
I told them how to store chemicals that didn’t mix away from each other.
Told them that the City had drop off sites for house hold waste like
paint, paint thinner, oils and tires. Both Kansas City and Independence have these
places. I explained that it isn’t
right to pour things into the sink or throw chemicals in the trash because
of the soil and water it will contaminate.
If we each could do a little, it could mean a lot.