The 11th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competitio


Organisation:  Samsung Engineering & UNEP

Event Duration:  12 Jun . 2018--02 Sep . 2018

Last Date To Apply:  02 Sep . 2018


The 11th Eco-generation  Environmental Essay Competitio
 

The 11th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

Beat Platic Pollution

If you can't reuse it, refuse it

Samsung Engineering jointly with UN Environment would like to launch 'The 11thEco-generation Environmental Essay Competition' inviting the youth all over the world to raise awareness on the theme of the upcoming World Environment Day - Beat Plastic Pollution.

As many of you know, World Environment Day is the United Nations' flagship day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest global platforms for public outreach celebrated by over a million of people.

'Beat Plastic Pollution', the theme for World Environment Day 2018, is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. Chosen by this year's host, India, the theme of World Environment Day 2018 invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife – and our own health.

While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become over reliant on single-use or disposable plastic – with severe environmental consequences. Around the world, 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute. 500 billion disposable plastic bags are used worldwide every year. In total, 50 per cent of the plastic we use is single use.

Nearly one third of the plastic packaging we use escapes collection systems, which means that it ends up clogging our city streets and polluting our natural environment. Every year, up to 13 million tons of plastic leak into our oceans, where it smoothers coral reefs and threatens vulnerable marine wildlife. The plastic that ends up in the oceans can circle the Earth four times in a single year, and it can persist for up to 1,000 years before it fully disintegrates                                           

To commemorate WED and its annual theme, Eco-generation would like to celebrate the bigger and better WED than ever and to call on Tunza Eco-generation members around the world to show their will to act on 'Beat Plastic Pollution' for our future generations by writing an essay.

It also aims to collect inspiring and creative ideas on how and why we should stop using plastics and at least reuse and refuse plastics by requiring them to think about various

If you can't reuse it, refuse it

This year's World Environment Day provides an opportunity for each of us to embrace the many ways that we can help to combat plastic pollution around the world. And you don't have to wait until 5 June to act.

If you can't reuse it, refuse it. There are so many things that we can do – from asking the restaurants you frequent to stop using plastic straws, to bringing your own coffee mug to work, to pressuring your local authorities to improve how they manage your city's waste. Here are some other specific ideas:

  • Bring your own shopping bags to the supermarket
  • Pressure food suppliers to use non-plastic packaging
  • Refuse plastic cutlery
  • Pick up any plastic you see the next time you go for a walk on the beachWhat else can we do to tackle this problem?

Share your ideas on social media using the hashtag #BeatPlasticPollution.

Competition details

•     Eligibility: Tunza Eco-generation members aged between 14 and 24

•     Theme: Beat Plastic Pollution, If you can't reuse it, refuse it

 Inspiring and creative ideas on how and why we should reuse and refuse it

•     Schedule

- Submission deadline: September 2nd, 2018

- Result announcement: November, 2018 (to be decided)

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