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Grade 7/8 Lunch Plastics
Shannon and I found that most Grade 7 and 8 students couldn’t care less about plastics. Many of the lunches were covered in plastic packaging including sushi, chip bags and plastic bottles. Out of 19 people with bottles only 1 person had a reusable bottle. It was also painful watching people throw out the bags and bottles they use them for 5 minutes and then into the garbage they go. The cafeteria they should stop selling plastic packaging and if they still sell plastic packaging just reduce the amount of plastic that goes into the packaging.
Grade 5/6 lunch survey
Things that we noticed from this graph is that there were not that many non-reusable bottles and plastic bags but there are lots of ziploc bags.
There were also lots of tupperware and reusable bottles. What we can do is tell people to not bring ziploc bags and bring more tupperware
containers. Ziploc bags are not bad if you wash them and then reuse them but you can't reuse them more than once. Also, we can tell
people not to buy water at the cafeteria but to bring their own reusable water bottles or have water from the machine on the table at the side.
Overall, the grade fives and sixes were fairly good but some had bad things that they need to work on.
High school lunch
Most of the high school bought plastic bottles instead of bringing their own reusable bottles or drinking form the drinking fountain.
They brought few Ziploc bags and for the whole high school they only bought 10 plastic bags.
They should bring their lunches in lunch bags instead of buying plastic items in the cafeteria.
39 plastic water bottles, 4 ziploc bags, 10 plastic bags and 2 reusable water bottles were counted and used in a 15 minute period.
Overall, they need to be educated on all things to be able to do their part in saving the environment.
David F + Noah K
Grade One - Four Survey Summary - DF NK
We wheighed the garbage outputs of the grade 1-4 students. Many results are only approximate because our scale only worked to 2000 grams. Our graph shows that on average, the 3's and 4's threw out more than the 1's and 2's. We used a scale from the science lab to weigh the garbage. We took the garbage bags out of the bins so the wheight of the bins wouldn't show up in our data. All our data is in grams.
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