Banana Peeling as an Alternative Shoe Polish

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Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion-Main
45 Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City

Science Investigatory Project
Banana Peeling as an Alternative Shoe Polish

Hannah Gabrielle Doncillo
Anne Mariae Dalocanog
8-Counsel

ii.Abstract

We all know that our country today is suffering from crisis. That was the reason why we want to launch this study, since shoe polish now a days is very needed and is costly, we want to produce a more cheaper and efficient shoe polish to use. This project determines the possibility of the variety of banana peelings as shoe polish cream. Then it was compared to the commercial shoe polish in terms of effectiveness using the acceptability test. And this test resulted that banana peelings had no significant difference to commercial shoe polish. We therefore conclude that banana peelings showed potential to be an alternative shoe polish.

iii. Acknowledgement
This investigatory project would never been realized without the financial support, effort and unselfish assistance of the people who willingly helped the researchers .In due recognition of all those who contributed to the success of this study, the researchers extend their deep gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to the following:

First of all, our almighty God, the creator and savior who give life, good health, wisdom and guidance to finish this investigatory project.

Ms. Roneth Edullantes, our subject teacher and Ms. Rhea Niere, who gives support and guidance to make this study successful.

Lastly, to our parents for the financial assistance and guidance to the researchers to make this project successful.

iv. Table of Contents
Title page ................................i
Abstract .................................. ii
Acknowledgement................. iii
Table of Contents ................... iv

I. Title:
Banana Peeling as an Alternative Shoe Polish
II. Rationale:
We all know that our country today is suffering from crisis. That was the reason why we want to launch this study, since shoe polish now a days is very needed and is costly, we want to produce a more cheaper and efficient shoe polish to use. Shoe polish is used to shine, to maintain the appearance and to sustain the quality of the shoes. Various substances have been used as shoe polish for hundreds of years, starting with natural substances such as wax and tallow. Modern polish formulate were introduced early in the 20th century and some products from that era are still in use today. Today, shoe polish is usually made from a mix of natural and synthetic materials, including naphtha, turpentine, dyes, and gum Arabic, using straightforward chemical engineering processes. Shoe polish can be toxic, and, if misused, can stain skin. Based on the information in the written articles, banana peels can be used to shine shoes so we researchers decided to come up with the study of making a shoe polish out of banana peelings. Banana is the common name for a fruit and also the herbaceous plants of the genus Musa which produce the commonly eaten fruit. They are cultivated primarily for their fruit, and to a lesser extent for the production of fibre and as ornamental plants.

Statement of the Problem:
The researchers would like to know if the peelings of the banana can be made as a shoe polish and have the same result as the synthetic shoe polish.

Hypothesis:
We will use the peelings of the banana as shoe polish since bananas contain a key ingredient found in commercial shoe polishes - potassium.

Significance of the study:
This study is significant because it is a great way to reduce waste and you can have polished shoes without damaging your health or the environment, leaving behind zero packaging waste.

III. Review of Related Literature and Studies:

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