ASEZ WAO held a beneficial and enjoyable DIY event to encourage an eco-friendly lifestyle in New Windsor, New York, U.S. to reduce the use of plastic, on January 26, 2020. Through the DIY event, T-shirts that are no longer worn are recycled to make handbags and scrubbing pads. Members of ASEZ WAO branch in New York and the participants practiced an eco-friendly lifestyle by recycling T-shirts to make handbags and pads.
Through DIY, ASEZ WAO encourages people to rethink, reuse, use less, and recycle. In the eco-friendly event, even adults and children who weren't good at sewing could easily participate, which gave them a positive awareness of recycling.
After the DIY event, ASEZ WAO held the "No More GPGP" seminar to warn people about the harmfulness of disposable plastics. "No More GPGP" is ASEZ WAO’s plastic reduction project that collects 80,000 tons of plastic waste from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch [GPGP] located in the Pacific Ocean, and prevents any more garbage patch from forming.
Through ASEZ WAO’s "No More GPGP" seminar held that day, the participants learned about the harmfulness of plastics and that 80% of the garbage of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch [GPGP] came from land, and they decided to take the lead in "No More GPGP" to reduce plastic use.
After the "No More GPGP" seminar, ASEZ WAO introduced ASEZ WAO's plastic reduction campaign through a panel exhibition, and the participants learned how to participate in reducing plastics. They also had a good time by taking quizzes about the environment and Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs].
Through ASEZ WAO’s "No More GPGP" (Plastic Reduction) and DIY event, the participants could spend a meaningful time by sharing ideas on environmental protection and putting into practice the Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]. The members of the ASEZ WAO branch in New York hope that the event will become a precious opportunity for achieving the goal of “Saving the World.”
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