Plastic Waste to Consumer Goods

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Describe how plastic can be recycled to make consumer goods in a circular economy
  • Identify innovative ways in which plastic can be utilized to make consumer goods

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)
Grade 9 Geography 
  • C1. The Sustainability of Resources: analyze impacts of resource policy, resource management, and consumer choices on resource sustainability in Canada
  • E1. The Sustainability of Human Systems: analyze 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)
  • Discarded plastics
  • Other craft tools as needed for the make-remake activity (scissors, glue, tape, paper, markers, etc.)

Online Lesson Format