Student Program

Circular Economy Solutions

Students will explore different existing food packaging options and what changes can be made going forward to move from a resource draining ‘take, make, waste’ linear system into a circular economy solution. Students will experience a presentation from Bendigo Foodshare to provide real world industry links and community context.

Circular Economy Solutions


1 day


Bendigo Tech School

Learning Program Overview

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Through the process of micro-recycling using waste plastic, students will get hands-on experience of how they can turn plastic into a new product. The program will provide 3D modelling and vector graphics skills which will enable students to utilise 3D printing and lasercutting for their prototypes.

Main Curriculum Focus:

  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Digital Technologies
  • Personal and Social Learning

Technology Utilised:

  • 3D modelling
  • 3D printing
  • Lasercutting

Student Outcomes:

  • Single use plastics can be minimised by making simple changes.
  • Designing food packaging to be reusable minimises single use plastic production in the long term.
  • Mathematical knowledge and techniques, comparative mathematics, estimation and approximation and applying mathematics. Examples include: Estimate length, distance, quantity and weight in everyday situations, and converting basic units of measurement.
  • Apply simple approximation techniques to reduce/enlarge diagrams and representations of familiar objects.

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03 5444 7113
Level 3, Engineering & Technology Building,
La Trobe University,
Sharon Street, Flora Hill