Rate Your Wrapping…

10 May

While doing our research on different issues surrounding packaging this month we came across a very helpful teaching resource to encourage critical thinking while shopping.

If you do have to buy something new (food, household items, books, stationary, clothes, etc.), clearly the best thing to do is to buy naked items.  Goods that are not wrapped, held or packaged in anything!  Really – does your pen need to be in between a plastic shield and a cardboard backing?
However, if you must purchase something that is contained in something else (hopefully at least recyclable!), see this handy sheet above to consider as you go.

And here’s the stellar student handout to accompany it:

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