Main Question or Discussion Point
Is food waste attracted by the static electricity?
The outer surface of the container is probably charged negatively. When you approach the container, positive charge is induced in your finger. You get a capacitor effect so most of the electric flux from the neg charge now points towards you instead of the inside.I noticed that dry rice grains stick to the inside wall of an almost empty, clear plastic container. As I move my finger towards the outside wall, the grain falls from the inside wall before I touch the outside. Any ideas?