How are students helping fight plastic pollution?

Students are being urged to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics as part of a nationwide campaign.

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The Drop It Youth (DIY) campaign created by Goumbook, a social enterprise that promotes sustainability in the UAE, is raising awareness in schools about the damage plastics can have on the environment.

Encouraging students to run their own campaigns in schools, DIY is looking for more ambassadors to join the campaign.

Ten year-old student Sainath Manikandan from GEMS United Indian School is one of those who has answered the call by pressing for the use of paper and jute bags in his community and school, in place of plastic bags.

The talented youngster created a poster for his school to encourage more students to reduce their use of plastic. The eco-aware student also recently created the M-Bot, a robot that helps to clean plastic from the ocean, exhibited during Innovator 2018.

Tatiana Antonelli Abella, founder of Goumbook said: “Tomorrow’s leaders have to be equipped for tomorrow’s challenges and it is our duty to prepare them for the future they will inherit.”

For more information, visit: dropit.ae

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