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The Society and the Financial Times are pleased to announce the launch of our joint School Essay Competition for 2022.
We are seeking thoughtful and well-argued responses from sixth form students discussing the environmental costs of current consumer trends, behaviours and purchasing decisions.
Sixth form students should use FT for Schools and other sources to reference appropriate data and articles that investigate the main question and address one of the following sub-themes: the environmental cost of online purchase returns; the popularity of, and possible problems with, recycled plastics as a component of new clothing/fashion items; or the problem of e-waste, including the speed of obsolescence and replacement timescales for electronics goods. Teachers and sixth form students should read the full instructions and criteria before entering.
Students should submit a clear essay or ArcGIS StoryMap which does not exceed 1,000 words, that is well-evidenced and reaches a clear conclusion.
The winning entry will be published on our website, on FT.com (subject to the entrant agreeing to any format or other changes required by the Financial Times) and in Routes Journal. Highly commended entrants will be invited to submit their entries to Routes Journal.
Entries should be submitted online by 5.00pm on Monday 3 October.
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