CNN is embarking on a campaign to encourage students to eliminate single use plastics from their lunches for World Oceans Day, on 8 June, 2018.
The network has created video and text resources for schoolchildren and teachers to outline the issue of plastic waste. Using the hashtag #ZeroPlasticLunch, the children are being encouraged to share images of their normal lunches, and then their zero plastic lunches. These will then be shared on CNN’s platforms.
CNN will also be examining the wider issues of plastic pollution and other environmental concerns for World Oceans Day. The network will feature reports from across the world, from Hong Kong to the United States, via Africa and Antarctica, in the run up to and on the day itself. A special edition of the interactive discussion show, CNN Talk with Max Foster, will also debate the issue on World Oceans Day.
A dedicated homepage for the initiative is at www.cnn.com/zeroplasticlunch