UN-backed competition seeks innovative ways to fight marine pollution
03.10.2017 09:17 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
University students everywhere are being asked to help the UN tackle the global problem of marine litter.
They are encouraged to enter the worlds first student competition to find fresh solutions to deal with the eight million tonnes of plastic that end up in the oceans every year.
The competition is organized by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Think Beyond Plastic, which supports start-ups working to eliminate plastic pollution, UN Radio reports.
As to the report, in order to participate, students must be enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate programme as of Jun 2017, and must also be supported by a faculty member.
Reportedly, the entries can be submitted within one or more of the following categories: Engineering and Design, Communication, Economics and Prediction and Recovery.
Winners from each category will have the chance to present their innovations at the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, California, next March.
They also will get to participate in an annual programme run by Think Beyond Plastic which helps make ideas become commercially viable.