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Waste Education

Plastic Waste

Use this primary school teaching resource to enable students investigate the role and uses of plastic in our world, how plastic consumption and waste affects our environment (particularly in the sea) and how students can reduce, re-use and recycle plastics. 

The resource is aligned with various subject areas in the Australian Curriculum, in particular the Science Curriculum. It is tailored for Grade 4 but can be applied in other classes also.

Download the whole Plastic Waste Teaching Manual:

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics

Or download individual lesson plans:

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Curricular Links

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Waste in Society

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Plastic Fantastic?

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Plastic Collage

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Packaging

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Packaging-Free Lunch

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Packaging at home

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Plastic Bags

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Paper bags vs. Plastic bags

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Bottled Wat​er

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Windmills from PET Bottles

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Bottle for Botol

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Beach Cleanup

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Plastic in the Sea

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Garbage Guts

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Microplastics

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Marine animal entanglement experience

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Make marine animals from marine litter

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Art from Ghost Nets

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Whales, Whale Rescue and Plastic

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Build a Whale Sandcastle

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Wrapping up: Reducing, Re-using and Recycling Plastic

Teaching Manual - Waste ​- Grade 4 - Plastics ​- What is a MRF?

Waste Minimisation Officer
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599 Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au