7/22(五)思,英語3: Is zero waste a reasonable idea?







Questions to Think About:
1. Where do you generally store food in your house?
2. What are some of the ways you keep food fresh?
3. What do you do so you know what is what in your fridge?
4. What do you do to make things easy to get at in your kitchen? (i.e. do you have an easy-open cannister for your rice?)

5. Does your kitchen have a lot of space or is it very small?
6. Where do you keep your garbage and recycling?

7. Do you buy too much when you go to a big-box store like Costco?
8. Do you buy too much when you go to the traditional market?
9. Do you buy too much when you go to a supermarket?

10. What does buying in bulk mean?

11. What does ‘waste’ mean?
12. What’s one thing you remember from the Waste = Food video & discussion?

13. What does zero waste mean?
14. When people say: reduce, reuse, THEN recycle, what do they mean?

15. How do you feel when you throw out food?
16. How do you feel when you buy a HUGE container of something to get a better price?
17. How do you feel when you have a mountain of plastic bags and jars and paper containers sitting in the corner of your kitchen waiting to be recycled?

18. Do you like shopping at cute little stores or big warehouse stores, or both?
19. Do you enjoy shopping at places like Wellcome?
20. How do you feel about shopping at traditional markets?
21. Do you enjoy shopping at big box stores like Costco or RT mart or Carrefour?

22. Is it important to you that your kitchen is a beautiful space?
23. What makes a clean and tidy kitchen?
24. What makes a kitchen easy to use?

25. What are the advantages of pre-packaged containers for products?
26. What are the disadvantages of pre-packaged containers for products?

27. What would you continue to buy, even if it didn’t have attractive packaging?
28. What would you probably stop buying if it stopped looking cute or delicious on a shelf?

29. What would be easy to sell in bulk containers?
30. What would be hard to sell in bulk containers?

31. Where is the best place to buy well-sealing, good quality reusable containers?

32. Could a store like in.gredients work in Taiwan?

Discussion Question: Is zero waste a reasonable idea?

2 comments:

  1. When I finish eating a quick meal at the local 7-11 I always feel terrible because there's just too much packaging waste! Take their salads for example, there's a plastic container, a lid, and an inside separating tray...oh and there's the salad dressing packaging and plastic fork (wrapped in plastic, again). They should probably make a recycling booth like the ones they have at MOS Burger - so we can wash/rinse our plastic wastes and recycle them more carefully.

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  2. LOL, yes. This is why I think of 7-11 as the plastic 'n sugar store. And also why I'm trying to wean myself off convenience food, planning ahead, eating in-shop if they use reusable plates, and suchlike.
    Recycling is a good start, but better not to incur the waste at all, y'know?

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