Packaging

How can we reduce the amount of non-recyclable packaging that we use?

I Group science classes approached this question by comparing the amount of packaging in two different potato chip bags: family and snack size. While snack size bags may seem more convenient for student lunches, is there a more sustainable alternative?

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Groups of students dissected chip bags and calculated the total area of packaging for each variety. They discovered that snack bags produced four times the waste of using larger, family size bags whose contents could be distributed in snack-size reusable containers.

One more reason to aim for a trash-free lunch!

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