Our Educational Tool

UNPLASTIC has divided a wide range of current information available on plastic pollution into specific topics. Each topic is divided in a set of modules that address concepts often explored within that topic.

Our packages correspond to classes that are regularly taught in secondary education/high schools. Teachers can therefore effortlessly incorporate our modules within the already existing class curriculum.

Click on Learn More to download a guide that provides more information on the structure of our modules and a guide for teachers on how to use the UNPLASTIC packages.

Economics

The economics modules address why plastic pollution exists and how it can be solved through collective action and economic incentives. We consider why the costs of plastic pollution are not included in the price of producing and using plastic. Collective action is shown as a cause for the problem and a source for solutions at the same time. Finally, a shift to a circular economy is presented as systemic change that will tackle the core of the problem.

The arts

Within the topic of the arts, we aim to look at how art addresses plastic pollution. Questions such as “How do groups such as Greenpeace use art in the protests?” will be answered, as well as giving examples of how art is used to promote solutions towards the problem. The Arts package currently consists of two modules: (1) Political Arts and Power, and (2) Political Arts and Society.