There are two versions of each lab, one with a ten-question conclusion and one with directions for a full lab report. This way the teacher has the option! Each lab is two pages to allow for one two-sided handout.
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“By official data, the average daily consumption of hot drinks amounts to 2.5 billion cups, of which almost one third are sold in disposable cups and the tendency is for that share to increase due to the busier everyday life. Respectively that means generation of hundreds of tons of non-degradable refuse and clearing of millions of trees. “
“The [Cupffee] wafer cup is made mainly from natural grain products. It is nature [friendly, fantastically] delicious and crispy and is suitable not only for coffee but for all kinds of hot and cold drinks and for every other thing your imagination can create! “
“In concept, edible fast-food containers could appeal to consumers on several levels…
But this is mostly aimed at environmentally-minded Millennials, who want products and packaging to leave a smaller footprint. There's a huge market for new packaging technologies that are better for the environment.
Last year, Stonyfield, the environmentally conscious organic yogurt maker, took its first baby step towards ultimately eliminating the plastic yogurt container. It rolled out a product dubbed Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls -- frozen yogurt sold inside edible, fruit-flavored packaging skins -- at a handful of Whole Foods stores in the Boston area.
One environmentalist group says it's a potential fan of edible packaging. The U.S. has an overall recycling rate of 34.5% and 51% rate of packaging recycling -- much lower than many other developed countries…”
A more expensive option has been a chocolate-dipped waffle cone:
“Alfred Coffee & Kitchen on Melrose Place in Los Angeles is selling a chocolate-dipped waffle cone coffee cup called the Alfred Cone. …It's a 4-ounce waffle cone dipped in milk chocolate (just the rim), used as a cup for either an espresso or macchiato. The cones are $5 in addition to whatever drink you buy with it.”
“For coffee lovers: What’s the only thing that would make your favorite cup of espresso or macchiato better? If that cup were an edible waffle cone triple-dipped in chocolate, of course.
Alfred Coffee & Kitchen in Los Angeles recently started selling these edible waffle cups off a secret menu – customers need to say they want the “Alfred cone” to get one. …
Lawson says they sell about 50 to 70 Alfred cones a day. An espresso costs $8 and a macchiato costs $9.”
An Extra Credit idea may be for your students to research Edible Food/Drink Containers, and to earn Bonus Points for finding an Edible Food/Drink Container your other students have not discovered!
Other blog posts about Waste Issues include:
01/29/2016 Electronic Waste
03/19/2016 Microplastic Polluting Our Oceans
05/29/2016 New Uses for Waste Glass
02/17/2017 The Ocean Clean-up Project Revisited
05/19/2017 Edible Water "Bottle"
08/18/2017 Biodegradable Bags Made w/ Cassava
09/29/2017 Sri Lanka Bans Plastic Bags
12/08/2017 Video: Oceans -- The Mystery of
the Missing Plastic
Remember, buying a copy of the lab book Chemistry on a Budget can be very useful to your Chemistry classroom with labs and class article ideas.
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