The power of art: Ice lollies highlight Taiwan’s contaminated waterways

How do you consider the role of art in transmitting powerful messages to the public?  These “Plastic popsicles” are a great example how the visual arts can engage a broader public in issues of water pollution.

Students from New Taipei City collected samples from urban rivers, creeks and ports which they then froze in moulds and preserved in resin. ‘We hope when more people see this they can change their lifestyles,’ they said.

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Myths & Little-Known Truths About Recycling

Recycling can be complex: Some people are uncertain about how it helps the planet, while others consider it a waste of time, money and energy.

Nonetheless, things have changed in the last years. More and more industries are trying to reduce their wastes and consumer behavior has shifted. Greater emphasis is now on reducing, reusing, and recycling, as people are becoming more conscious of the world’s waste problem.

Yet still, misconceptions remain. This article sheds light on six popular myths.

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Breaking Boundaries: Take a Step for the planet

This user-friendly platform presents a series of concrete steps we can take to have a positive impact for the planet. The process is simple. You choose a step and the level of commitment that works for you. You give yourself a month to try it. Then you track your progress by adding “steps” to the course of this global effort to cut down our CO2 emissions.

Plastic waste and recycling in the EU: facts and figures

Plastic production has grown exponentially in just a few decades and so did the amount of plastic waste. The EU is already taking measures to reduce plastic waste, but what happens to the waste that is generated despite all efforts? And how can recycling rates be increased? Sadly, less than a third of plastic waste in Europe is recycled.

Find out more facts and figures on plastic waste and its recycling in the EU in this infographic of the European Parliament. Read more.

EU bans Single Use Pastics (SUPs) from 2021

In 2019 the EU approved a pioneer legislation to curb Single-Use-Plastics (SUPs) that enters to force from 2021.
The so called “SUP Directive” establishes different measures for different SUP products, including bans, market restrictions, labelling & design improvements, awareness raising and Extended Producer Responsibility schemes.
Read more on the EU Directive and a distilled Overview Guide (update 2021) on it.

Litterati APP and lesson plans

Free STEM based lesson plans to bring engaging, practical, and eco-friendly content to your curriculum. These active, tech enabled lessons help students learn more about their local environment & possibly even make a lasting impact from the results of their work.

Lesson plans are categorised according to their duration (1 day, 1 week, 1 school year) students’ age, and topic.

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