Mismanaged plastic waste is becoming a major threat to the well-being of our environment. Rapid urbanization and growth of population make collection and waste management more challenging, especially in developing regions. Helping societies with the right knowledge and tools to better cope with their waste, is a key way to create a more sustainable future.
The project “Changemakers – Youth-led action against plastic waste” aims to empower students with the knowledge and tools to manage plastic waste sustainably. In 2022, the pilot will be implemented across 60 selected high schools in the Sundarbans and the metropolitan Kolkata region in West Bengal, India. Students will experience learning (online and offline) through various hands-on activities including upcycling workshops, community dialogues and interactive learning sessions.
SOCEO has designed the project, conducted the Baseline Study and developed the printed as well as digital material. The project is being supported by the Alliance to End Plastic Waste