These are considered ‘Greens’. Greens are quick to rot and they provide important nitrogen and moisture.
These are considered ‘Browns’ and are slower to rot. They provide fibre and carbon and also allow important air pockets to form in the mixture.
Cardboard egg boxes
Scrunched up paper
Biodegradable- they naturally rot in the environment so they won’t add to landfill.
Packaging Activity Has too much or too little packaging been used? What could it be turned into? Can it be recycled? How do you know? Has it been made from recyclable materials? How do you know? Draw logo Disadvantages of packaging Advantages of packaging Food product and packaging material
Labels must tell you certain information by law:
The name of the product and what it is
The weight or volume of the product
How to store the product
Use by or best before date
The name and address of manufacturer
The country it comes from e.g. if there's a Jamaican flag on the label but it was made in the UK it must say ‘ made in the UK’.
A list of ingredients in descending order of weight
Carbon footprint –grow your own fruit and veg, buy seasonal and local
Eco footprint - reduce the amount of resources you use by purchasing items with minimal packaging and reuse empty containers
Fair trade – buy fairtrade products, chocolate or tea
Smart materials - functional foods that claim to improve health in some way, eg. Benecol. Pizza toppings where the topping thickens when heated in the oven in order not run off the pizza, but becomes runny on cooling, ready for eating