Biodegradable Fruit Stickers

Biodegradable Fruit Stickers

By Brooke

Room 3, age 8

When I was out in the garden at school I saw lots of plastic fruit stickers in the soil. I wondered how they got there? I realised that they were probably there because the apples and other fruit from the compost had biodegraded, but the stickers hadn’t. I also noticed them stuck on our concrete at school.  

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Finding fruit stickers in the garden when we cleaned it up

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Fruit stickers litter our concrete at school

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Burying them in our biodegradability garden to see if they would biodegrade.jpg

I had an idea to come up with a prototype for biodegradable apple stickers. I made some out of paper and cardboard.

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Cardboard prototype

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Brooke's prototype

After some research, I discovered that biodegradable apple stickers had already been made from apple.  Some high school girls had already come up with the idea

Then I saw in the news that a company has started to use biodegradable fruit stickers in New Zealand. I feel excited about that. It’s a shame that I didn’t come up with the idea first!

Brooke s prototype