SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production – The Young Environmentalists Zerowaste Programme.
When referring to litter or waste, we often use the phrase ‘throw away’. So, where exactly is ‘away’? According to a report by the World Bank Group, 36.6% of solid waste worldwide builds up in landfills, 11.1% is incinerated and only 13.5% is recycled. The rest is left to degrade in open overfilled dumps, often harming the natural environment in the process.
Through cleanups with volunteer and by working with stakeholders of various sectors toward litter prevention, Young Environmentalists Programme ensures they become a valuable resource through a sustainable, circular economy model.
What’s more, as part of climate change mitigation, Young Environmentalists works on raising awareness of the waste problem among the student communities for their academic projects.
SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals.
Young Environmentalists Programme works with
partners, across both the industry and non-profit sector. Every year, there is a sharp increase in the number of businesses and organisations that join the fight against garbage, by providing financial resources, the education and expertise to recycle or raising awareness through our modules.
We host the Zerowaste Living Challenge competition annually on Instagram and other digital platforms to create community knowledge enhancement.