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Sustainability #3

The World in Circles represents the potential positive impact of the circular economy on our lives. Circular economy means materials can be renewed and restored around a 'closed loop' system, rather than being used once and then discarded. When we think in terms of closed loop systems, we go beyond our current approach of taking and discarding to create systems that can restore and regenerate the planet. Today’s smart cities can streamline supply chains, water consumption, waste management, energy use, and transportation to create a brighter future for citizens around the world. Similarly, global innovators at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Expo Live initiative aims to promote creative solutions that can improve lives while safeguarding our planet—some of these solutions can contribute to a circular economy for a better future for everyone.

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a tropical fish on a coral reef in Dubai aquarium

Closing the Plastic Loop - (Primary/Cycle 1)

Students go on a journey to discover the potential of waste to create new fun and useful things. They will discuss the ways in which they use plastic at home and then create a comic strip story about how to reduce waste.
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boat sailing in an ocean

Waste Free Ocean - (Middle/Cycle 2)

Students will think about how plastic pollution affects the UAE, look at microbeads and create a journey map to marine animals and humans, with a picture-matching game to recap learning.
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a guy holding an icecream cone with a green field and scattered cows background

The Cold Chain - (Secondary/Cycle 3)

Students will explore the journey of ice cream production from where it’s made to storage and transportation. They will be introduced to key concepts including linear economy and circular economy. Then they will learn the concepts of technosphere and biosphere and tie it all together in a hands-on task which will challenge them to identify ways to change the ice cream product lifecycle and reduce its reliance on a linear cold chain.
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