Policy Action: Circular Economy for Plastics

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Understand how plastic waste can be eliminated in a circular economy
  • Identify circular economy policies around the world addressing plastic waste
  • Analyze the effectiveness of circular economy policies around the world
  • Improve reading comprehension skills and solving case studies

Curriculum Connections

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
Grade 9 Chemistry (C1.2)
Grade 9 Biology (B1.2)
Grade 10 Biology (B1.3)

Length of Activity

60 - 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)
  • Case study: A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy

Online Lesson Format