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Calling all teenagers — do you want to build a better future?

April 22, 2020
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We’re running a seven-week online programme to introduce teenagers to the circular economy. Building on the success of our 2019 Summer School, the webinar series is designed to inspire the next generation of circular economy pioneers.

The programme is free and anyone aged between 13 and 18 can take part. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn from home and discover how the circular economy can help build a better future.

Today, many businesses operate in a linear way — they take resources from the ground to make products, which we use and then throw away. The circular economy offers a different way forward. It is a new approach to designing, making, and using things that benefits the economy, society, and the environment.

The weekly webinars will be led by the Foundation’s experts, featuring guest speakers and fun interactive challenges. We will explore the origins of our current economy, discuss challenges such as waste and pollution, and learn how we can create long-term solutions to these challenges by shifting to a circular economy. We will look at real-life examples of ground-breaking innovation in key industries such as plastics, food, and fashion.

You will also be given creative challenges to tackle outside of the webinars and have the opportunity to share your ideas with young people from around the world.

The circular economy is relevant to subjects across the school curriculum and will support your learning in geography, design and technology, economics, business studies, and the sciences.

The programme starts on Thursday, 7th May, and the online webinars will be broadcast live at 11am GMT+1 each Thursday. If you can’t make the live event, the webinars will be recorded so you can watch them again.

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