Monkey Business at Green Week

Mission, Possible: help humans save the Earth

Captain Busta, a blue space monkey and his assistant Private pong, a pink fur-ball from the Intergalactic Wastebuster Federation (IWF) are going to man the PlasticsEurope stand at the 2014 edition of the European Commission’s Green Week, with a special mission: to reduce waste and help the people of Earth save their planet!

The I.W.F monitors planets for their waste generation and resource efficiency. As Earth is on the 'Endangered Planet' list, Captain Busta and Private Pong have been sent to help by communicating messages that promote waste reduction.

The charismatic duo front both the national "Wastebuster’’ and ‘’Recycle Now Schools’’ education programmes and will be beaming down to Earth to meet Wastebuster pupil reporters on a mission to investigate Green Week.

"We have decided to partner with Wastebuster and support Captain Busta with his mission as we firmly believe that plastics waste is a valuable resource that needs to be properly managed in order for the material to yield all of its benefits and leave no negative impact on our Environment”, said Hanane Taidi, Communications Director at PlasticsEurope, when asked about this joint initiative with Wastebuster. She added "working with pupils is a very effective way to raise awareness amongst communities as to the dangers of littering and irresponsible consumption of materials and resources”.

During three days, the two extra-terrestrial creatures will be accompanied in their mission by four 10-year old school children from the UK. Their mission brief consists of interviewing very important key people at Green Week to find out how they are trying to protect the environment and save the planet. Their first interviewee will be Dr Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment and Prof Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission, who have both agreed to take the hot seat and respond to the questions of this very special team. "Pong and I are so excited to meet and greet all the humans at Green Week, we are also a bit nervous as we are not sure if they  have met an extra-terrestrial team before..”, said Captain Busta during preparations for his visit to Green Week.

Captain Busta will be on the PlasticsEurope/Wastebuster stand number 33 all day on Wednesday, 4 June 2014.
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