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208 – LESSON 8: Taking Action, Creating A Plastics Recycling System

208 – LESSON 8: Taking Action, Creating A Plastics Recycling System Recycling System Planning: An overview of how to set up a recycling system for ocean plastics prevention and management: essentially a “Master Recycler’ course aimed at anyone who seeks to collect or process plastics or ocean plastics.  Mission: Healthy Oceans By completing this lesson, you will be able to: ·      explain

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207 – LESSON 7: Moving to Action – Encouraging Behaviour Change

207 – LESSON 7: Moving to Action – Encouraging Behaviour Change Encouraging Behavioural Changes: An overview of how to encourage and enable behavioural changes that would work towards preventing and collecting ocean plastics, and encourage people to ‘join the ocean plastics cause’. By completing this lesson, you will:           understand the connection between what you

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206 – LESSON 6: Ocean Plastics 201: A Deeper Dive

206 – LESSON 6: Ocean Plastics 201: A Deeper Dive Ocean Plastics 201: An introduction to ocean plastics and what makes them different than plastics collected through source separated land-based programs. This includes sources of the plastics, contamination, sorting, management, and processing.   Learning Objectives By completing this lesson, you will be able to describe: the magnitude of the ocean

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105 – LESSON 5: Creating a Circular Economy for Plastics

105 – LESSON 5: Creating a Circular Economy for Plastics Circular Economy 101: An introduction to the concept of a circular economy and how it could help resolve the ocean plastics pollution issue.   Learning Objectives Understand the concept of a circular economy, specifically as it relates to plastic. Learn about actions that contribute to creating a circular

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104 – LESSON 4: Why is Plastic Pollution a Problem?

104 – LESSON 4: Why is Plastic Pollution a Problem? The Ocean Plastics Pollution Problem: An introduction to why ocean plastics are an issue including its effects on people and the planet.   Learning Objectives 1. Understand the social and environmental impact caused by plastic pollution. 2. Analyze existing solutions to reduce plastic pollution. 3. Create new

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102 – LESSON 2: What are Microplastics?

102 – LESSON 2: What are Microplastics? What are Microplastics: An introduction to microplastics including sources of microplastics and why microplastics are an issue.   Learning Objectives Learn about the origin and characteristics of microplastics, including how our personal consumption habits contribute to their release into rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Understand the impact of microplastics

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