Plastic Waste Management in Canada

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Develop an understanding of plastic waste management in Canada
  • Understand what their local municipalities are doing to manage plastic waste

Curriculum Connections

Biology 30 Unit D: Population & Community Dynamics
  • 30-D2.1sts explain why Canadian society supports scientific research and technological development to facilitate a sustainable society, economy and environment 
Social 10-1
  • 3.7 explore multiple perspectives regarding the relationship among people, the land and globalization (spirituality, stewardship, sustainability, resource development) 
Chemistry 30 Unit C: Chemical Changes of Organic Compounds
  • 30-C2.3 STS outcome - explain how science and technology have both intended and unintended consequences for humans and the environment 
Grade 9 Biology (B1.2)
Grade 9 Biology (B3.5) 
Grade 10 Biology (B1.3)
Grade 9 Geography
  • C1. The Sustainability of Resources: analyse impacts of resource policy, resource management, and consumer choices on resource sustainability in Canada 
  • E1. The Sustainability of Human Systems: analyse issues relating to the sustainability of human systems in Canada 

Length of Activity

1.5 - 2 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Topic backgrounder
  • Eco 360 notebook (we recommend asking learners to maintain a notebook for this program to write down reflections as they go through the program)

Online Lesson Format