Plastic Waste to Energy

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Describe how plastic waste can be converted into energy through chemical conversion
  • Be able to describe the benefits and challenges of converting waste to energy
  • Describe the role of municipalities in managing waste effectively

Curriculum Connections

Alberta
Science 30 Unit D: Waste and the Environment
  • 30-D1.3k apply the concept of sustainable development to increase the efficient use of energy
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)
Ontario
Grade 9 Geography 
  • E1. The Sustainability of Human Systems: analyze issues relating to the sustainability of human systems in Canada
  • E2. Impacts of Urban Growth: analyze impacts of urban growth in Canada (FOCUS ON: Spatial Significance; Geographic Perspective)
Grade 9 Bio (B1.2)
Grade 10 Bio (B1.3)

Length of Activity

90 minutes

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