Our Resources

Science • Grades 9 - 12

Different Types of Plastics

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.

Environmental Science • Grades 9 - 12

Properties of Plastics

Discover various physical and chemical properties of common household plastics through an at-home or in-class experiment.

Green Economy • Grades 9 - 12

Sources of Plastic Waste in the Environment

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.

Green Economy • Grades 8 - 12

Plastics 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.

Green Economy • Grades 9 - 12

Plastics in Our Oceans

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.

Green Economy • Grades 9 - 12

What is Your Plastic Consumption Footprint?

Learners will monitor their plastic waste on a weekly basis for a semester and take actions to reduce their plastic footprint.

Social Studies • Grades 9 - 12

Policy Action: Circular Economy for Plastics

Learn how policy can help transition to a circular economy by looking at various circular economy policies around the world.

Science • Grades 9 - 12

Plastic Waste to Energy

Learn about the chemical conversion of plastic waste into energy. Explore Edmonton’s Waste Management Centre and learn how the facility manages its waste.

Social Studies • Grades 9 - 12

Plastic Waste to Consumer Goods

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).

Social Studies • Grades 9 - 12

Plastic Waste Management in Canada

Learn about plastic management and diversion in Canada and explore what our local municipalities are doing to address plastic pollution.