Beyond Plastic Pollution (APA2334.01)

Judith Enck

Plastic pollution is a major environmental justice issue, climate change issue, water quality issue, health issue, waste issue and is emerging as an equity issue around the world. Plastic is manufactured in petro-chemical facilities in low income communities and communities of color.  Over 90%  of plastics is not recycled.  This public policy class, with a focus on public action, will closely examine the production, use and disposal of plastics.  The class will examine  the latest developments in this field and what you can do about the problem.

Learning Outcomes:
Understand the interconnections of the plastic pollution issue.
Detailed focus on the plastics and climate change connection.
Hear from subject matter experts from all over the country.
Students will learn new skills on how to get involved in the public policy arena on this issue.

Delivery Method: Fully remote
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 1
W 7:00PM - 8:50PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 150
Course Frequency: Every Term

Categories: Advancement of Public Action , All courses , Fully remote