Responsible Plastic: From source to end

Faculteit Honours College
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode HCSW001505
Vaknaam Responsible Plastic: From source to end
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II

Uitgebreide vaknaam Winter School Responsible Plastic: From source to end of pipe
Omschrijving Winter School
Connected broadening module: Winter Schools are not connected to a specific broadening module.
Destination: Northern Netherlands
Period: 5/6/7 and 12/13/14 March 2021 (two weekends)
Friday 5 and 12 March you only need to be present in evening hours.
Maximum number of places: 18-22
Atelier in: semester 2 (2020- 2021)
Students' contribution: between € 110,- and € 130,-
Participation in the atelier from abroad: not possible

In this winter school, we will focus on what is plastic, which type of plastics are mainly used (different characteristics and commercial groups) and what is the societal impact of their usage. Responsible use of plastics does not entail giving them up, aiming more for example at a (longer than a) lifetime sustainable use of plastics. We will explore the different domains of plastic use and experience sustainable design at the source and end of pipe solutions. It is a complex issue that requires a multifaceted approach. There are a lot of different stakeholders and disciplines involved. To get more insight we will visit and discuss with some of these stakeholders, like companies, governmental organizations and NGOs. We hope to get answers to questions like: how can we make people aware of this issue, and if necessary, to change their view on plastic use and is this a science, business, policy or individual responsibility?

In the Atelier you and your interdisciplinary team will continue working on this theme. Afterwards, you will present your findings and acquired knowledge during the Petrus Camper Festival on June 23rd 2021.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm Essay, Excursie(s)
((Presentation at the Petrus Camper Festival on June 23rd, 2021))
Toetsvorm Groepsopdracht(en)
Vaksoort Honours College-Bachelor
Coördinator dr. H.J. van der Strate
Docent(en) dr. M.K. Boer, de ,dr. H.J. van der Strate
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
To be announced.
Entreevoorwaarden Open to students of all faculties.
Only open to students who have been selected for this part of the programme and have completed a Broadening Module successfully.
Only available for students who have been accepted into the BA Honours College Programme.
Opmerkingen For questions about this Winterschool please contact the coordinator of this school.

Successfully taking part in the Winter School is a requirement for further participation in the connected Atelier.
The following condition (Article 3.6 of the EAR, to be found in your Student Portal under Organizations) applies: “Except in the event of extraordinary circumstances, all Honours Programme course units have a 100% attendance requirement, which includes preparation for and active participation in the course units. The lecturer may give individual students who provide good reasons for their absence permission to replace a missed meeting by a repair assignment.”
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Summer en Winter School / Atelier (onderdeel Petrus Camper Leergang)  (Summer & Winter Schools Hawking cohort ) 3 semester II keuze