Our group had a lot of feedback to the point where each time we got some our idea changed. That day was great but it brought up a lot of issues with our old idea. We had to change our entire solution. We needed to modify several parts of it.
Our previous solution was to create a sort of swab and/or a wipe which will turn a different color if it is rubbed up against BPA. Our current and final solution is going to be a raffle. We created a page on Instagram called bpa_free_forever where students at our school can send/DM (direct message) a photo of themselves using a BPA/BPS free water bottle. For every picture you send you earn a ticket. In the end the winner receives a special prize. Our community has changed from anybody to just the students in our school.
Our solution is very special for many reasons. First of all, it motivates adults and children to use non-single use plastic water bottles which are very harsh to the environment. Also whoever wins the raffle gets a very large prize which can be used forever. If you want to join in our raffle visit the Instagram page mentioned above.
Our solution should reduce the amount of plastic water bottles bought at our school. We will measure that data by going to our school pavilion and asking for the sales on the plastic water bottles. A few weeks later we will do the same thing and see if sales will increase or decrease.
Posted by: Noah