Commissioner Potočnik visits PlasticsEurope stand at Green Week

Captain Busta, a blue space monkey from the Intergalactic Wastebuster Federation (IWF), accompanied by four 10-year old school children from the UK arrived on 4 May, at the PlasticsEurope/Wastebuster stand at the 2014 Green Week in Brussels to interview Mr Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment in the special mission to save planet Earth.

Katy Newnham, Director Wastebuster; Hanane Taidi, Communications Director PlasticsEurope; Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director PlasticsEurope; Janez Potočnik, EU Commissioner for the Environment; Captain Busta and pupils from Hampton Hill Junior School (UK).

In his mission to reduce waste, the charismatic extra-terrestrial creature met Commissioner Potočnik to find out what actions he is undertaking to protect the environment and reduce plastics waste. 
"My friends and I are thrilled to have had the opportunity to meet Commissioner Potočnik. His willingness to meet and discuss with us is a testimony of the commitment of the leaders of humanity to fight against littering. It has certainly helped us understand the progress made to save planet Earth”, said Captain Busta, after the interview. 
The IWF monitors planets for their waste generation and resource efficiency. As Earth is on the 'Endangered Planet' list, Captain Busta has been sent to help by communicating messages that promote waste reduction.

PlasticsEurope in partnership with Wastebuster, a UK educational charity, seek to teach children all over Europe todays’ environment challenges and how to develop appropriate behaviours towards a sustainable future while using current resources. 

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