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Compostable Plastic

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Did you know that over 8 billion kilograms of plastic end up in the oceans each year? That’s 264 kilograms per second! Many eco-friendly plastics are available, but what’s the difference between biodegradable, compostable, and sustainable plastics? We will be making compostable plastic and learning about some eco-friendly plastics that are not so eco-friendly after all. 

Preparation: Cornstarch, water, oil (any oil will work), measuring cups (½ cup), measuring spoon (1 teaspoon), microwave (with adult supervision), mixing spoon, microwave-safe bowl, small bowl or glass

Expert: Christine Song has a master’s degree in environmental science from the University of Toronto and is the CAGIS Virtual Outreach Coordinator and STEM Communicator. 

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