GPCA kickstarts waste free environment roadshow

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) has kick-started a roadshow sponsored by SABIC as part of the 7th edition of its Waste Free Environment (WFE) campaign being held across a number of schools in Dubai during March-April.


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April 18 2019
 
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Around 600 students aged between 7-12 are participating in the programme starting from Our Own Highschool, Al Warqa’a on March 24, Gems Wellington Academy on March 26, with a planned visit to Next Generation School to be held in April. The programme is specially designed to raise awareness about the 4Rs-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover and educate the youngest members of society about plastics sustainability. All activities are aimed at providing an edutainment experience for the students through expert presentations, a recycling competition, interactive quizzes and special prizes for the winners.

Guest speakers from the roadshow’s main sponsor, SABIC, and partners, LyondellBasell and Dow Chemicals, delivered presentations as part of the programme on the benefits of plastics, the importance of recycling and responsible plastic waste management, among other topics. “Waste Free Environment aims to educate the public that plastic is a highly sustainable material that can be maintained at its highest value for as long as possible, never leaking into natural streams or being incarcerated in landfill. Making this vision a reality will require the collective actions of government, industry and society and enacting a behavioural change is one small but crucially important step to address this challenge. Through this campaign, we at GPCA, with the support of our partners and members, call on everyone to be part of the change and help us build a more sustainable future for our planet,” said Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA.