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Celebrate a plastic-free graduation!

Celebrate a plastic-free graduation! 

Sapienza invites all students - particularly those celebrating graduation - to carefully avoid using environmentally harmful materials, such as metallic plastic confetti.

This small but important gesture will make a concrete contribution to the #StopSingleUsePlastic campaign and, more generally, to Sapienza initiatives in favour of environmental sustainability. The photo gallery on this page shows a small repertoire of the rubbish on the Minerva square's lawn after a series of graduation celebrations.

Unfortunately, micro waste (such as metallic confetti used at parties, but also paper tissues, cigarette butts and chewing gum) are extremely difficult to remove; not only do they litter, degrade public spaces and pollute the soil, but with rainfall, they enter the water system; their journey often ends up in the sea, creating the enormous problem of plastic in all the Planet's oceans.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

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