Beginner - Internal Track

What is Plastic?

20 min
9 Lessons

Plastic is so common that many people take it for granted. Learn where it came from, how we benefit from it, how it is made, and some of the challenges we face because of it.

This course is part of our Ambassador Program which is a collection of 6 courses about plastic, issues around it, and how Plastic Bank reveals the value in plastic waste to reduce poverty and stop ocean plastic. The program also includes resources to help you engage your community around the issues of plastic waste.

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Taylor Leigh Cannizzaro


Taylor Leigh Cannizzaro
Marta Marrucco


Marta Marrucco
Claud-Mishell Gervé
Thomas Cahill
Arie Christophenos


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What is Plastic?

Does plastic biodegrade?

Lesson 2 of 9

What is Bioplastic?

Lesson 3 of 9

Biodegradable plastic experiment

Lesson 4 of 9

The lifecycle of a water bottle

Lesson 5 of 9

A fourth lifecycle 

Lesson 6 of 9

What about plastic alternatives?

Lesson 7 of 9


Lesson 8 of 9

Thank You

Lesson 9 of 9

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