Learn about the different kinds of plastics found in our economy. Learners will learn how to distinguish what kind of plastic they are dealing with by looking at the labels on plastic products.
Discover various physical and chemical properties of common household plastics through an at-home or in-class experiment.
Explore the sources of plastic waste in the environment and learn about the countries and industries that produce the highest amount of mismanaged plastic waste ending in the environment.
Learn about the negative effects of plastic waste on our environment - focusing on how plastic waste impacts our land and water bodies and air.
Learn about the production of macro and microplastic, and how it ends up in our environments. Explore the negative impacts of plastic in our water bodies, in particular our oceans.
Learners will monitor their plastic waste on a weekly basis for a semester and take actions to reduce their plastic footprint.
Learn how policy can help transition to a circular economy by looking at various circular economy policies around the world.
Learn about the chemical conversion of plastic waste into energy. Explore Edmonton’s Waste Management Centre and learn how the facility manages its waste.
Explore ways in which plastic waste can be repurposed to create consumer goods by completing a make-remake activity (i.e., a design challenge to make something new out of recycled plastic).