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Posted On: 21 January 2023 06:30 pm
Updated On: 21 January 2023 06:39 pm

Ministry of Municipality launches Zero Waste Competition for school students

Cassandra Pallagud
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Municipality ministry zero waste competition school students

The Ministry of Municipality announced the launch of a "zero waste" competition, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, to encourage students to participate in the "zero waste" campaign and create new ways to dispose of waste, recycle and protect natural resources.

The competition, which will run from January 22 to March 2, aims at the participation of public and private school students in the three academic stages: primary, preparatory, and secondary, to show their creativity in expressing its subject, through flexibility, originality, innovation, and creating an aware generation of the importance of waste by developing a methodology of thinking about its management.

It also aims to educate and attract young people to volunteer work, spread the message and goals of the "zero waste" campaign so that it reaches the largest segment of society, and highlight the importance of waste disposal through recycling and use, which leads to reducing the need for the use of raw materials, with Preserving the sustainability of natural resources, which contributes to improving the quality of life.

Sub-competition categories:

  • traditional art (watercolor - acrylic - pencil - various materials)
  • digital art (awareness poster - video - digital design - digital photography)
  • handicrafts (waste recycling)

The ministry indicated that there are 27 awards, including nine awards for each educational stage in the three sub-competitions, and determined the financial value for each stage and its distribution, as well as the participation mechanism, controls and required technical standards. It warned that the artwork must be based on the students' creativity and innovation, adding that a specialized internal school committee will sort the artworks, select the best of them, and submit them for nomination and competition to win prizes.

The Ministry designated that the details of the competition, conditions, prizes, and information about the zero waste campaign can be viewed through the competition website.

The Ministry of Municipality recently launched the "zero waste" campaign under the slogan "less waste...more beautiful city" to reach an advanced level of community awareness of the importance of waste as part of resource sustainability and achieve several goals aimed at improving waste management, thus helping to mitigate its effects on the health and safety of society, as well as improve the quality of life to achieve the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.

Source and cover image credit: Qatar News Agency