It is a pleasure to host the 6th Rits Super Global Forum this year. Let me express our sincerest feeling of gratitude to everyone who has supported us this year in making this event a reality.
As you may well know, there are many social issues affecting our planet. The fact is even though these issues are varied, they are deeply connected to and with each other. In this forum, we, who carry the future will focus on an important issue the world is facing, analyze it through different lenses, have discussion sessions and consider solutions that mainly consider what we can do as high school students to realize a more sustainable world.
More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans every year. We have developed a "disposable" lifestyle and it is estimated that around 50% of plastic used just once is thrown away. Plastic is killing more than 1.1 million seabirds and animals every year. These are the facts that everyone must know. Now, is the time that "we" must act to find ways to make a brighter future. With this problem in mind, the theme for this year's RSGF is Towards a Better World: Reducing Problems Related to Plastic Waste.
On behalf of the Student Planning Committee for this international conference, I look forward to welcoming from 10 countries students who are really devoted not only to preparing
, for this event, but also for creating a more sustainable future.
We, teenagers have the power to change the world.