EYDC UK National Finals

“Rethink, Reuse, Recycle: how would you shape a sustainable future with plastics and petrochemicals?
It is under this overarching theme that more than 70 students from 13 schools from across the UK gathered on 17th June at King´s College in London. Youngsters between 16 and 19 years old debated their ideas for improving sustainability at the UK National Finals - the sixth contest of the European Youth Debating Competition (EYDC, www.eydc.eu).

Representatives of the industry (Dow, Shell Chemicals Europe), media (ICIS News), trade associations (PlasticsEurope, British Plastics Federation) and the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) took part in the jury. The best performing students were awarded based on their ability to express themselves in public and interact with each other, while using wellinformed and persuasive arguments. After deliberation, the six winners are: Sam Thomas (1st place), 17 years, from Ibstock Place School, Alex Hook (2nd place), 16 years from Ibstock Place School, Lilien Gyabaah (3rd place), 16 years from Brampton Manor Academy, Yasmine Amirouch (4th place), Charlotte Copeman (5th place), Jason-Thomas Antwi-Dicson (6th place).

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