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The End

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We are very sad that our wonderful season has come to an end at the state championship. Please come back next year for a link to our new blog. In the meantime, you can check this one out to and watch this video…

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WELCOME TO OUR BLOG

Hello, we are the Blue Stormgears from Westford, MA. We are one of the Middlesex County Robotics Club teams who got the Champions award at Blackstone Valley Technical school and 2nd place in the lightning round at the state championship at WPI.

We want to tell you about our journey through FLL this season. Our team has had great loads of fun and we have done a great job working together. Our Robot has been doing well, we thrive in Core Values! Now, for our Project, our problem is plastic bags. We have two solutions to it. One of our solutions is Awareness. We have given most of our school classes surveys. The survey suggests that most people go shopping one to two times a week, most people mix plastic bags with trash. Most people also use plastic bags. We also hung up posters in our schools to raise awareness in our community.The second part is the prototype we have came up with as a team. Our prototype, the Blue Combo Box, that  separates trash and plastic bags. Most plastic bags don’t get recycled the proper way and the end up in the trash. They can harm people and the environment. If a fish eats plastic, it could be on your dinner plate! Think about how this could affect your life! What if you eat the fish? It can get into our clean water sources (only 3 percent left) and may be in your water or in the water that animals drink from. If plastic bags get  get burned in an incinerator with other trash, it can contribute to global warming. Thankfully, our prototype helps you separate your trash and your plastic bags. You can put the bag into the plastic bag bin instead of the trash bin.

 

If  you would like use our prototype. Please post a  comment on this page with your answer, or if you have any questions please ask us. Thank you very much for reading our blog!

 

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                                                                            -The Blue Stormgears

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OUR SURVEY RESULTS

SURVEY RESULTS

 

Would you use reusable bags more if…….(check off all if appropriate)

They were cheaper – 9

You remembered to take them shopping – 10

They came in different shapes & size – 6

How often does your family go shopping in a week?

Once a week – 7

1-2 per week – 7

more than twice – 2

What type of bag do you currently use?

  Paper – 5

Plastic – 9

Reusable – 8

How do you get rid of plastic bags?

Throw away – 5

Recycle (at local store or other location) – 3

Reuse them – 9

Do you know where your plastic bags go after they are recycled?

Yes – 9

No – 7

SOLUTION IMPLEMENTED

Our solution is finally implemented at the Norman E. Day School. After talks with the principal and asking for volunteers we have done it. Now we are collecting plastic bags and are throwing them away in participating recycling supermarkets. We would like to thank our teammate,Kush who’s mom was our first volunteer to drop off the plastic bags at the Market Basket plastic bag recycling center.Here are some pics at Day School…