Soneva Academy 2021


Zero Waste and Plastic Pollution in the Maldives


4 (three sessions, one exam)

Time involved:

3 x 2 to 2.5 hours, one x 20 minutes (exam)

Certification level:

Junior – Skilled - Expert




USD 150++ per module per participant )


Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani 

In this course we will learn about the world of plastic, the use, and the actions towards reduction of single-use plastic. Learn about plastic pollution and the movement of waste reduction globally. We will also teach you how you can directly contribute to climate action from your home and comfort zone with the zero-waste lifestyle. 

There will be three modules in the course, followed by an exam: 

Module one: Plastic and our life Today we will learn about plastic and its use in our daily life. What is plastic? Why do we use it? Is it bad? In this session, we will have an interactive presentation and discussion, we will discuss our daily use and consumption of plastic. We will also learn how to recognise various types of plastic. 

Module two: Plastic pollution in the Maldives On the second day, we will talk about the negative impact of plastic especially on small island nations like the Maldives. What is the problem? How can we do something about it? What is the current action that is being taken? In this session, we will learn everything related to collaborative action between government, businesses and the community to tackle the plastic pollution issues and learn about the impact of waste on island nations. 

Module three: Zero Waste Lifestyle, Can you? After learning about plastic and the impact of it. You must be wondering, what else can we do? Can we stop using disposable items? If yes, how? In this session we will learn about practical action with the zero waste lifestyle, which you can implement in your own home. You will also learn to make your own products such as toothpaste and body scrub from waste materials! 

Exam: Let’s see what we’ve learned! Time for a review of the knowledge you have gained. Don’t worry; we will not make it too difficult for you... If you pass your test, you will receive a certificate. Furthermore, we will show you what the next course (to reach the ‘skilled’ level) will encompass. 

Please sign up and we look forward to welcoming you to the course soon! 

Nila Patty, M.Sc. (Innovation and Sustainability Manager and Plastic Hunter at Soneva Fushi) 

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