Zeroplastic Movement named National Winner 2023 Sri Lanka at Energy Globe Award

January 29, 2024 at 2:44 PM

Zeroplastic Movement, a global initiative and Sri Lanka’s largest environmental volunteer organization driven to empower individuals through education and action, envisioning a world free from plastic pollution, was named National Winner 2023 – Sri Lanka in recognition of its ZeroPlastic River Strainer project and will go onto being nominated for the prestigious Energy Globe World Awards.

The ZeroPlastic River Strainer project, implemented together with the support of world-renowned tattoo artists, The Island Tattoo Connection, is designed to trap floating plastic in oceans. The project will now be among some of the best environmental projects in the world that will compete with thousands of other sustainable projects to secure a World Award for Sustainability.

Pioneering the world’s first club system to combat plastic, Zeroplastic Movement has a network of clubs operating across Sri Lanka, with each club having its own executive community, with the movement’s head office offering guidance to enthusiastic volunteers and setting narratives and shaping policies that actively reduces plastic usage and champions eco-friendly alternatives.


Nishshanka De Silva, Founder of Zeroplastic Movement, said ‘We are truly honored to be the national winner and all our gratitude goes to our supporters and volunteers who work tirelessly to create a sustainable social impact that champions a cleaner, greener, and healthier environment for generations to come.’

Zeroplastic Movement is growing stronger not just within the country, but also outside Sri Lanka, and now has over 10,000 volunteers from universities, corporations, and schools, coming together to combat plastic pollution through education and advocacy.


A beacon of hope in the battle against plastic pollution, Zeroplastic Movement has executed numerous impactful projects in collaboration with renowned organizations. Its advisory board consists of prominent figures including Erik Solheim, Dr. Vipula Wanigasekera, Mrs. Maithree Malwattegoda, Amithe Gamage, and Kanishka Weeramunda. Today, it is the foremost grassroots environmental activist group in Sri Lanka.