The W formed in the salute has a dual meaning – Walsall Against Single Use Plastic and also the World Against single Use Plastic. What seems a gimmick is meant to bring children in all schools and communities together in the hope that it has a serious meaning and everyone can relate to it. This salute can, in theory, be passed onto future generations for them to live by the WASUP principles. Many schools and community groups know about it in Walsall but a lot of information still needs to be sent out to Walsall residents and in time beyond.
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WASUP across the World
The pic above was taken during the delivery of water aid by Professor Gatrad’s charity, Midlands International Aid Trust (MIAT) to Syrians at the Turkish border. The message of single-use plastic WASUP will eventually reach all corners of the world.