Circular economy: Understanding the challenge of finite resources

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking
about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy approach is different from the status quo, and looks at the associated economic, environmental and social advantages.

Subjects: Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Sociology, Business,
Citizenship

Age range: 12-19 years

Total time: 45-70 minutes

Learning outcomes:
• To understand the urgent challenge that finite resources pose to our current
economic system
• To explore economic history since the industrial revolution through personal
narrative
• To critically evaluate our current consumption and production systems and
explore better ways of dealing with resources

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