UNESDA responds to an EU consultation on a roadmap to improve education for environmental sustainabilityInes
UNESDA sent its response to the European Commission’s consultation on a roadmap on education for environmental sustainability. With this contribution, UNESDA highlights Europe’s soft drinks industry’s focus on education on recycling, the need for stakeholder collaboration and the role of the consumer in participating to a circular economy.
We support fully the objectives of the EU Green Deal as well as the EU Circular Economy Action Plan. We consider that the soft drinks industry has a shared responsibility to create a greener and more sustainable planet for our children. For us, education on recycling is an integral element of the soft drinks industry’s efforts to drive full circularity.
We believe that setting up clear EU rules on environmental labelling will be crucial to help consumers understand how and when to recycle packaging. We also believe it would be essential for a dedicated budget under Horizon Europe or any other relevant EU funds to be allocated for environmental education.
UNESDA fully supports additional actions from EU authorities to integrate environmental education schemes in pupils’ curricula, and in using Sustainable Development Goals as a compass for funding awareness and education campaigns towards EU children.
Check out our full contribution here.