Tag Archive for plastic waste

Reducing waste: ‘Throwaway culture’ in spotlight as Earth Day targets plastics

It took nearly nine months, but at long last for Betsy Zolper the thousands of plastic foam cups that once filled the pantries at St. Mark Catholic Church, in Vienna, Virginia, are no longer there. In their place sit stacks of compostable and biodegradable paper cups, a first step by the parish’s nascent creation care team toward reducing waste while at the same time increasing consciousness of how much they throw out.

Eliminating the plastic foam cups — an extremely cheap, but environmentally hazardous beverage option — became the first focus for the Care for Our Common Home ministry, which formed in January 2017.

Boboto high school students win national poster competition on nature and environment

2016_04_30_P&P_Photo1Jean-Christian Ndoki, SJ

Benjamin Kataliko and Benjamin Kambale, students from Collège Boboto, a Jesuit high school in Kinshasa, DR Congo (DRC), won first place in a national poster contest on nature and the environment.  Under the supervision of a school professor, Mr Dénis Nzeza, they designed a poster on plastic waste that showed not only ways to recycle plastic waste, but also the need to change attitudes.