Get school lunchrooms to use biodegradable plastics and materials!

Get school lunchrooms to use biodegradable plastics and materials!

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Allyson Zalewski started this petition to Ridgewood High School

Plastic, one of the many materials that cannot be composted and is frequently thrown into landfills. Everyday items such as grocery bags, food containers, packaging materials and plastic utensils are made of usually polyethylene or polystyrene, or as its more comply known as plastic. These items along with many more are the cause of shortages in marine  and other animal life along with ugly amounts of pollution. And plastic doesn’t just go away. It can take hundreds of years to decompose plastic in water. But even once these plastics are broken down into small particles they can attach themselves with H2O particles which can make water dangerous and poisonous to humans and marine life. So what is the solution to this worldwide issue we’ll researchers are developing new products that decompose more quickly and safely. Some products that are composable are:

• Different compostable or biodegradable products to test (Some SunChips bags are compostable—check the bag for details. Some grocery stores that sell natural and organic foods, such as Whole Foods Market, may sell compostable and biodegradable products or offer such food containers for prepared foods.)
• Scissors
• Ruler
• Synthetic string or yarn
• Brown and green composting materials (See the Preparation section below for details.)
• Buckets (optional)
• Plastic bin with lid that seals and holds at least 10 gallons
• Drill with bits, ideally three eighths or one quarter inch
• Out-of-the-way indoor location in which to keep the compost bin for several weeks (It should not receive a lot of direct sunlight.)
• Tray that fits under the bin
• Two wooden boards, ideally three quarter inch by one and a half inches. (The boards should be cut the same length as the plastic bin. Some hardware or lumber-supply stores will cut the wood for you.)
• Soil
• Compost aerator or long rubber gloves
• Digital thermometer and humidity gauge (optional)”

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-biodegradable-products/

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