Waste Management Lesson Plan

Instructor: Artem Cheprasov

Artem has a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

This lesson plan gives your students the ability to better understand the concept of integrated waste management by watching a video lesson, engaging in classroom discussion and creating a visual presentation.

Learning Objectives

The following learning objectives should be met once your students work through this lesson plan's suggested content:

  • Understand waste management vs. waste reduction
  • Define the concept of integrated waste management
  • Describe examples of integrated waste management


30-60 minutes without the activity


Curriculum Standards


Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.


Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.


Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.



Warm Up & Discussion

Pause after the following sections for discussion topics and questions:

  • After the 'What Is Integrated Waste Management?' section:
    • Describe solid waste and municipal waste for your students.
    • Discuss other examples of integrated waste management.
  • After the 'Priorities of Integrated Waste Management' section:
    • Ask your students to compare/contrast examples of the first, second, and third priorities of integrated waste management.

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