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How to use holiday seasons for development educational actions 

 

 

 

 

Background

 

The Western societies generate lot of waste. Plastic waste is very common, as it is used as packaging for various kinds of goods. The plastic packaging and bags are usually used just once and rarely reused. The usage of plastic bags in our society is very high, especially in the time of Christmas, as we generally get a plastic bag with every gift we purchase. Our target group of Young Modern Performers (YMPs) enjoy lifestyles that are generally connected with shopping and consumption. The idea was to prepare an event that would draw attention to the problem of the usage of plastics in our consumption lifestyles and therefore support MDG 7 – Environmental sustainability.

 

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