Theme 4: Circular Waste

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Thanks for joining the challenge! You’ve selected Theme 4: Circular Waste as your climate change challenge. This page contains additional information to help you answer your challenge question.


About circular waste

Currently, consumerism is at an all-time high, where cheap materials, convenience, and single-use items seem to be dominating the market place. Inevitably, most of the things we buy end up in landfills, many of which are reaching capacity, if they haven’t already.

We live in a take-make-waste society, which is a linear system where raw materials are extracted, made into products and then discarded as waste. Additionally, not all waste ends up in the appropriate places. Litter is everywhere, from parks to creeks to oceans. This is where a circular economy comes into play. Instead of being thrown out, materials are used again and again, creating a loop.

Moving forward, a circular economy must be prioritized and litter needs to stay out of the environment to ensure safe, clean communities for people and wildlife.


Challenge questions

7. Determine how we might reduce the use of single-use plastics and keep them out of the environment. Learn more


8. Determine how we might encourage individuals to buy less and be more mindful about their purchasing behaviour. Learn more



Thanks for joining the challenge! You’ve selected Theme 4: Circular Waste as your climate change challenge. This page contains additional information to help you answer your challenge question.


About circular waste

Currently, consumerism is at an all-time high, where cheap materials, convenience, and single-use items seem to be dominating the market place. Inevitably, most of the things we buy end up in landfills, many of which are reaching capacity, if they haven’t already.

We live in a take-make-waste society, which is a linear system where raw materials are extracted, made into products and then discarded as waste. Additionally, not all waste ends up in the appropriate places. Litter is everywhere, from parks to creeks to oceans. This is where a circular economy comes into play. Instead of being thrown out, materials are used again and again, creating a loop.

Moving forward, a circular economy must be prioritized and litter needs to stay out of the environment to ensure safe, clean communities for people and wildlife.


Challenge questions

7. Determine how we might reduce the use of single-use plastics and keep them out of the environment. Learn more


8. Determine how we might encourage individuals to buy less and be more mindful about their purchasing behaviour. Learn more


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