Plastic Thinking Programme

Plastic Thinking 1 day course previously approved by IEMA – SEL Group Ltd will be running this course throughout 2020 – 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 online Contact us for dates and availability

STOP PRESS! New Self Assessment audit product.

In 2020 we have bee working with Keele University to produce the PluSSH tool which is designed for downstream users of plastic products and packaging.

Release date: September 2020

Please contact us for more information.

This Plastic Thinking 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 was previously  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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