What problems do plastic shopping bags cause to the environment? What can people do to make a difference?
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The learners work in teams to engineer a reusable bag from an old T-shirt. This follows an investigation of the problems caused by plastic shopping bags. They may brainstorm uses for plastic bags using engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication.
Young people investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions to address the problems. This lesson prompts teams to design a reusable shopping tote out of an old T-shirt using engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. They take action for the common good by using and sharing their project and by educating the community about problems and solutions to the plastic bag crisis.