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Waste Hero Education is a global education program with the aim to educate 1 million people by 2030 on recycling, zero waste, and the circular economy.
Waste Hero offers 19 FREE activity-based lessons and workshops for K-12 and university students.
The 19 lessons are organized into 6 levels with each containing a beginner, intermediate, and advanced lesson plan.
A PowerPoint version with teacher instructions and a printable PDF lesson and classroom handouts are available for free download in the lesson library below.
Educate Tomorrow's Green Leaders
Why Waste Hero
Waste Hero Overview
How Do I Access
(Pre- Kindergarten to Grade 2)
Beginner Lesson - Introduction To Recycling
Intermediate Lesson - What Can You Recycle?
Advanced Lesson - Find It, Recycle It
Beginner Lesson - Recyclable, Non-Recyclables, And Potential Recyclables
Intermediate Lesson - Where Does Your Recycling Go?
Advanced Lesson - What Can You Make From Recycling?
Beginner Lesson - Waste Leakage In The Environment
Intermediate Lesson - A Waste Hero's Story
Advanced Lesson - My Waste Audit
Beginner Lesson - Linear vs Circular Life Cycle
Intermediate Lesson - Creating The Circular Economy
Advanced Lesson - Circular Design Challenge
Beginner Lesson - Circular Case Study
Intermediate Lesson - Redesign For Circularity
Advanced Lesson - Circular Business Model Canvas
Level 6: Workshops
(Universities & Youth Clubs)
Workshop 1 - Problem And Solution Tree
Workshop 2 - Mind Mapping
Workshop 3 - Circular Business Model Canvas
Workshop 4 - Solving For The SDGs
Tested and Validated by Education Experts
Waste Hero Education was created by Yunus Thailand, a not-for-profit foundation co-founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, in partnership with and supported by Indorama Ventures.
The educational materials have been validated by an independent panel of global education experts who have determined that the materials are fit for purpose. The panel concluded with a high level of assurance that the materials are appropriate for use with learners at different educational levels in diverse contexts globally.