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Palava, India School joins UK organisation A Future without Rubbish to become Zero-waste

Updated: Jan 19

Shri Ram Universal School, Palava commences involvement in A Future Without Rubbish project to tackle waste, reduce plastic use, and join an international coalition of schools committed to environmentally positive action.

On the 13th of January 2021, pupils of Shri Ram Universal School in Palava, India, as part of their 'All About the Environment' week, were introduced to A Future Without Rubbish, a project committed to creating a zero-waste future during its 'All about the Environment Week 2021'.

Founded in the UK by Luke Douglas-Home, A Future Without Rubbish CIC exists to tackle the existential threat of waste. With rapid population growth and urbanisation, the World Bank estimates that annual waste generation will increase by 70% from 2016 levels to 3.40 billion tonnes in 2050.

Pupils of Shri Ram Universal School, Palava involved in the A Future Without Rubbish project will learn about environmental sustainability, the circular economy and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Pupils will become “agents” of change in their communities and leaders in the global fight against waste.

The Shri Ram Universal School pupils will also be partnered with schools in the UK and Japan to create a global coalition of schools committed to environmentally positive action.

In the UK, the A Future Without Rubbish project is supported by the UK National Government. Regarding One Bag Zero Waste, Environment Minister Rebecca Pow said that the “work to tackle environmental issues is admirable and I am keen to lend my support”.

Principal Radhika Srinivasan of Shri Ram Universal School, Palava said:

“We, at The Shri Ram Universal School, Palava are extremely excited to be partnering with A Future Without Rubbish and to learn and share with counterparts across the globe.

Uniting together for a mission to reduce waste is very much part of our environmental psyche and I'm sure that these young agents of change are all set up to become the enlightened citizenry that the planet needs so much.

We hope that our partnership will be effective in bringing about a positive change in managing waste.”

A Future Without Rubbish’s founder, Luke Douglas-Home said: “We would love more schools and councils to join us in heading for a future without rubbish! We look forward to reporting our progress on National Science Day – the 28th February.”

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