Plastic Thinking Programme

Plastic Thinking 1 day course approved by IEMA – SEL Group Ltd will be running this course throughout 2019 – please contact us for details of a venue near you. The details of the course are listed below.

The one day (IEMA Approved) Plastic Thinking course


Plastic Thinking 1 Day Course

Course Summary

1  Putting the plastic issue into context – Introducing the concept of wicked problems, global complexity issues and the conflicting requirements of stakeholders.

2  Introduction of issues of Single Use Plastics (group activity)

3  Creative Problem Solving –  Explanation of the role of creative learning. Options of a visualisation activity or congruence “environmental values” assessment and the Icebreaker

4  Understanding the issues of plastic –  key definitions, history, global figures, environmental impacts, developing solutions & positive impacts of plastics.

5  Types of plastics and material properties – Review of common material requirements of plastics

6  Design for Environment techniques applied to the use of plastic with case studies

7  Lifecycle Perspective applied to use of plastic with examples

8  Waste Minimisation applied to use of plastic with case studies

9  Summary – Review of icebreaker discussion

10  Plastic Thinking – Introduction to day 2  training and the Plastic Thinking Audit Programme


STOP PRESS! Training Dates.

Our next Plastic Thinking courses take place on Wednesday 4th September,  Wednesday 2nd October &  Wednesday 6th November 2019.

Venue: The Globe Foundation, Bramshall Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 5BE

Please contact us for more information.


This course will be useful to you if you need to

  • Understand the plastic problem
  • Develop skills to prioritise the impacts of plastic
  • Apply sound environmental management principles to the use of plastic in your organisation.


The SEL Plastic Thinking 1 day course has been approved by IEMA. Described as “SEL Group have suitable centre policies in place to be approved as an IEMA Training Centre. The 1-day Plastic Thinking course covers an important environmental topic in an engaging and structured manner with interactive exercises and case studies and is also approved.”


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