Plastic Pipes and the Circular Economy Education Resources

Unit of work

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Plastic Pipes and the Circular Economy

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking

Lessons

  • Lesson
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Services and Utilities of Plastic Pipes

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Lesson
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Digging into Sustainable Pipes

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Lesson
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Brainstorming for Sustainable Pipes

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Lesson
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What Makes the Most Durable Pipe?

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Lesson
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Recyclability of Pipes

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Lesson
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What is the Best Type of Plastic for a Pipe?

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Lesson
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The Impacts of Materials Extraction

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Lesson
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Testing the Best Materials for a Pipe

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Lesson
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What is a Sustainable Pipe?

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Lesson
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Getting Creative with Pipes

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Technology

Help your students pipe-up about sustainable design!

Across these 10 lessons, students will be engaged with activities like brainstorming sustainable pipe solutions; analysing the recyclability of various materials; designing, creating, and testing pipes made from a variety of materials and evaluating the durability and environmental impact of pipes. These resources are designed to boost creative thinking, improve literacy, and build a sense of global citizenship.

What do the experts say about pipes?

"Australia’s vast landscapes require large-scale, special-purpose systems to move water, wastewater, and gas and to protect the underground network of power and communication cables. Plastic pipeline systems provide long-life, sustainable infrastructure that supports the circular economy. By using resources responsibly and through better design,  we’re working smarter. We’re committed. And we’re working towards creating a healthier and sustainable future." - Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia Limited (PIPA)

Designed alongside PIPA, our expert industry partner

Founded in 1999, the Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA) is the peak industry body representing manufacturers and suppliers of plastic pipe and fittings, plastics resin suppliers, plastic fabricators, pipeline installers, rubber seal ring manufacturers, along with training and certification bodies.

As a non-profit association, PIPA’s purpose is to promote the appropriate and contemporary use of plastic pipes and fittings throughout Australia. Underpinning their approach is a commitment to future-focused leadership. Through research, education, technical expertise and advocacy, they help advance the use of plastic pipes and fittings as a smart, efficient and sustainable solution.