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[World] Call for entries - The 11th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

by Eco Generation | 18-05-2018 15:05 Comments 12 Comments

The 11th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

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 find out more about the competition, please visit Home>E-gen Event>Monthly Event>[World] The 11th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition.

 

 

12 Comments

Viraaj Kulshreshtha

  • Nadia Ihsan Omer says :
    I'D REALLY LOVE TO ENTER THE CONTEST, BUT HOW DO I DO THAT?!

    Posted 30-08-2018 02:39

  • Erias Ainebyoona says :
    Submitted recently and excited. Great site!!
    Posted 02-07-2018 03:24

Florence  Njobvu

  • Florence Njobvu says :
    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to express ourselves. Good competition
    Posted 22-06-2018 17:17

Dibya Bhatta

  • Dibya Bhatta says :
    thanks for sharing!!
    Posted 08-06-2018 15:28

Yves SHEMA

  • Yves SHEMA says :
    Thank you for sharing
    Posted 31-05-2018 14:50

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Great initiative! I hope that everyone participates!
    Posted 29-05-2018 17:03

Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas

  • Milan Regmi says :
    Good platform to express the views of youths about beating plastic pollution all around the world...
    Posted 25-05-2018 01:16

Bharat Adhikari

  • Bharat Adhikari says :
    Great event. Thanks for the information.
    Posted 18-05-2018 17:25

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