PlasticsEurope and Wastebuster at the Green Week 2014

In January 2014, Wastebuster - a famous UK based environmental education programme - launched the Primary Earth Summit which gives children the opportunity to present their ideas on plastic waste.  The Summit is open for entries from all primary and secondary schools in England, including community groups. On 16th June at Westminster in London, children will present their thoughts to an independent panel of political representatives, scientists, NGOs, environmentalists and industry leaders, including PlasticsEurope representatives.

Until 2nd May, pupils can submit their ideas to create a sculpture made from plastic to raise awareness for plastic waste, a poster encourage recycling, a play to highlight the effect of plastic on the world's oceans or a new product design using less plastic. The top 20 ideas will be selected and groups of up to 3 students per entry will be invited to develop their presentation skills at a pre-summit training workshop, before heading to the Houses of Parliament to present their ideas on 16th June.
Following the Summit day, the selected top idea in each category will be promoted nationwide to inspire community-driven plastic waste reduction activities through Wastebuster’s impressive network of 18,000 schools.
The Primary Earth Summit is a satellite event of the European Green Week which is the biggest annual conference on European environment policy (organised by the European Commission DG Environment) to be held this year on 3 to 5 June in Brussels.  PlasticsEurope and Wastebuster partnered up to share a stand at Green Week where the Wastebuster mascot Captain Busta will interview EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik and Prof Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission. This will be the opportunity to share PlasticsEurope’s messages on Zero Plastics to Landfill by 2020.
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