NCERT Class VI Science Solutions: Chapter 16-Garbage in, Garbage out Part 3

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Question 5:

  1. Collect different kinds of packaging material. What was the purpose for which each one was used? Discuss in groups.

  2. Give an example in which packaging could have been reduced?

  3. Write a story on how packaging increases the amount of garbage.


  1. Different kinds of packaging materials used commonly are:

  2. Cardboard - used as shoe, soap, bulb and other boxes.

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  • Plastic Bags - Toys covers, sarees bags, shopping bags, etc.

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  • Wooden Boxes - Fruit baskets and boxes for hardware.

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  • Jute Bags - School bags, shopping bags, vegetable bags, etc.

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  1. By reusing the packaging material, we can reduced packaging material.

  2. The basic purpose of packaging is to protect the product from tampering and to maintain its freshness. However, most of the packaging material is used to beautify the boxes and make them look attractive on the shelves. Unfortunately a large volume of packaging material goes waste and is thrown into dustbin. For example, in most of the places, the dustbins are full of chips and biscuits wrappers. It unnecessarily increases the amount of garbage. It also increase the cost of the product due to unnecessary packaging. We should seriously consider how to reduce unnecessary packaging.

Question 6:

Do you think it is better to use compost instead of chemical fertilisers? Why?


No doubt compost is better to use than chemical fertilizers due to following reasons:

  • Compost is much easier to prepare.

  • Compost is environment friendly whereas fertilizers can harm our health and the environment.

  • Compost does not pollute our environment.

  • Compost decomposes bio-degradable waste into natural soil. It conserves our environment.

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Compost Instead and Chemical Fertilisers

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