Better Bread Bags For Mar Vista Farmers Market
We have created bags that keep bread fresh for the Mar Vista Farmer's Market. Currently, bread vendors hand out one-use plastic bags because plastic keeps bread fresh. The only alternative to plastic is linen. Linen isn't common because most people don't realize how effective it is and also because it isn't as cheap as plastic. Though it may cost more, it is so much better for the environment because the current one-use plastic bags are negatively effecting our planet. The bags that we made are going to keep bread fresh and stop the usage of one-use plastic bread bags at the Mar Vista Farmer's Market.
We have found that certain grocery stores including Whole Foods and Trader Joes have come up with different methods to stop the usage and production of one-use plastic bags. Whole Foods has started using compostable plastic bags that don't break and are more reuasable than one-use plastic bags. Trader Joes has started leaving some of their fruits and vegetables loosely, (not wrapped) because certain fruits and veggies have natural packaging. Finally, in a more wide scale, Stores around the country have started to implement the rule of BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag). This way we decrease the amount of plastic every year. In other countries (including Ireland) they have put a heavy tax on plastic bags. The amount of people who bought plastic bags decreased because there was an incentive to save money. Since they put this tax on plastic bags, there was a decrease by 90%. By taxing, it is on a more global scale, and citizens stop using plastic.
Week 1: Finish creating the ideal prototype of the bag.
Week 2: Find a bread vendor to partner with.
Week 3: Start as well as finish production of bags, and give them to bread vendor on Saturday. Go to farmers market on Sunday and pass out our bags.
Week 4: Maker our final edits to presentation and project. Record results. Finish everything necessary.
We are going to be partners with Les Delices De Four at the Mar Vista Farmers Market. Currently, we are also partnered with a sprouts vendor that will help advocate for our bags.
To collect information/data, we will interview many people, we will talk to adults and anyone on Windward School Campus and we will view many websites. We will also observe different patterns when people use our bags at the farmers market. We are planning on spending about 215 dollars but nothing more.