Impact

Anti-Plastic Heroes

One of the most pervasive challenges that nearly every nation in the world is being forced to reckon with today is the rapid encroachment of non-biodegradable waste. Our planet is overpopulated and drowning in garbage, and there has never been a more urgent moment to seek out solutions to this crisis than now. People, Prosperity, Profit: the embodiment of the Circular Economy that rises as the most achievable approach to disconnect material growth from the extensive use of our planet’s resources. For the first time in Armenia, the Global Shapers Yerevan Hub, in cooperation with Proper Plastic and REvolve Consulting, are bringing together middle year students from public and private schools in Yerevan in a series of educational activities promoting the principles of circular design. Students participate in one week of mentoring with various workshops in participating schools, followed by a live outdoor activity including collaborative activities and games designed to anchor the importance of fighting plastic pollution in Armenia.