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Lucart and Eco-Schools initiates Project Advancing Circular Economy

Teaching sustainability, circular economy will help to overcome environmental challenges in the future and schools are the perfect starting place to drive changes, improving our future

Eco-Schools in Slovenia and Latvia are taking part in a two-year pilot project to prepare the younger generation with the knowledge of the Circular Economy and to empower them to take actions for advancing circular economy.
Eco-Schools Project for Advancing Circular Economy (E-SPACE) is a pilot being initiated in the Eco-Schools of Slovenia and Latvia with support from LUCART Professional.
The circular economy is a new and emerging sustainability perspective. The perspective is built on the natural world where there is no concept of waste and everything is a resource for the next level step in the cycle of dependence.
E-SPACE is an attempt to capture the concepts of circular economy and present it to the stakeholders in the school system for education to develop the literacy that will help in advancing the demand for circular economy.
The main objectives of the project include:
  • Develop a curricular framework for school education on circular economy
  • Develop exemplary educational kit on circular economy
  • Training of teachers on teaching circular economy through the Eco-Schools Seven step framework of project-based learning
  • Raise awareness amongst stakeholders on the production cycle, from the raw material to the final product, its use, ways to reuse, reduce, recycle/upcycle – in other words, an understanding of circular economy
“This project as a ‘whole school’ programme promotes critical thinking of how a school can model the concepts and principles of the circular economy to strengthen the literacy toward the vision of a sustainable world.”
FEE Senior Education Director Pramod Kumar Sharma
The pilot will run till the end of March 2021 and after there are plans to extend the E-SPACE to the Eco-Schools network of over 52,000 schools in 67 countries.
“This project is the result of the strong cooperation among Lucart and FEE sharing the same vision in the cultural field. Teachers' guidance is fundamental for young learners to develop their skills and to drive their actions. Teaching sustainability, circular economy will help to overcome environmental challenges in the future and schools are the perfect starting place to drive changes, improving our future.
We, Lucart, try to be among the pioneers with the Natural project, and we are sure that when this process is finalized, our way of living will quickly follow. We want to bring the culture of sustainability into schools since we believe that the development of a sustainable society can only be accomplished if businesses and citizens collaborate actively. We want to inspire new generations in adopting a sustainable lifestyle.“  
Lorenzo Vaira, International Trade Marketing Manager, Lucart
LUCART, a leading company in Europe in the production and development of tissue paper products, air-laid products, MG paper and dispensing solutions, was founded in 1953 by the Pasquini Family. Lucart's production capacity exceeds 395,000 tonnes/year of paper on 12 continuous machines and 65 converting lines. Its consolidated turnover amounts to more than €484 million, with more than 1,500 employees in ten production plants (five in Italy, one in France, one in Hungary and three in Spain) and a logistic center. The company's production activities are distributed over 3 Business Units (Business to Business, Away from Home and Consumer). Lucart Professional is the major brand of Lucart in AFH sector. Lucart Professional offers a new approach to improving business performance without compromising the environment. A combination of cutting-edge technology and real sustainability to deliver profitable and effective solutions whilst reducing the impact on our planet. With Lucart Professional every activity can make a tangible difference through sustainable innovation.

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