Skillbuilder:Problem Solving

Plastics! Oh my!

Effort: 10 minutes

+10 Points


(1) $100 gift certificate

According to a Greenpeace study (2022), each of us threw out 309 pounds of plastic and 95% of those plastics ended up in landfills, oceans, and as toxic particles. See what some people are doing to address this environmental cirisis. Meet James Harris who started a recycling business or learn about Ridwell. What are your ideas for keeping plastics, specifically food containers, out of landfills? Create a business model for a food container recycling program for your local community. Consider how the business could be feasible, economical, and benefit the community. Make a copy of this template (or another business plan of your choice) to develop your idea. Then, pitch your idea in 1-2 paragraphs. (Idea contributed by an employee at Verizon Wireless)

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