Covestro Works Together with National Parks National Museums and City Governments for a Green Future with The Adventures of Young Guardians- Volume II

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  •  Covestro’s “The Adventures of Young Guardians – Volume II” bilingual picture book will be promoted by more than 10 partners
  • Volume II focuses on the circular economy concept
  • An electronic file of the picture book is available for download, enabling parents to read the picture book with their children during Chinese New Year

Covestro Taiwan announced today that its The Adventures of Young Guardians Volume II will be promoted together with ten more partners1 from 2024. Through simple explanations and vivid and interesting interactive storylines, this picture book encourages young readers to pay attention to environmental issues and understand the concept of the circular economy. 

“Bright Minds for a Brighter World: The Adventures of Young Guardians – Volume II” tells the story of three little earth guardians with superpowers who find a large amount of garbage in a river. To explore the cause, they walk along the river into the city and discover this pollution was caused by people’s poor waste management and lack of environmental protection awareness. Then, via the guidance of a little robot, they understand that through recycling and reuse they can give the waste materials a new life. The picture book also contains a variety of interactive games allowing children to practice the circular economy concept. 

“Volume II of ‘The Adventures of Young Guardians’ is a lively and interactive picture book. It guides children to learn the concepts of materials recycling and waste reuse in a simple, easy-to-understand way and to develop their environmental protection awareness and behavior,” said Wen-Chung Pan, Minister of Education. 

“Materials recycling and zero waste is an ambitious goal. It has to start from the design phase of a product, such as using recyclable materials as well as recycled materials as raw materials,” said Shieu Fuh-Sheng, Minister of Environment. “And when the product reaches the end of its life, it must be recycled as well. This picture book can guide children to adopt the concept of recycling, thereby changing their living and consumption habits. Let us work together to create a world without waste and give children a better future with abundant resources.” 

“Fulfilling the increasing demand for more goods and services, we realize that resources to do so are limited,” said Dr. Jörg Polster, Director General of the German Institute Taipei. “Therefore, optimization of these resources has become a crucial issue in our modern society. Covestro‘s picture book is addressed to the younger generation and helps the readers to familiarize with this important topic in an easy manner.” 

“The National Parks service emphasize resource sustainability,” said Mao-Chun Chen, Director General of the National Park Service of the Ministry of the Interior. “the Increase of garbage and waste is a common problem 
faced by the world. Only by implementing garbage 
classification can recycling and reuse be possible. Recycling creates the value of a circular economy and makes our earth better and more sustainable.” 

“I would like to express my gratitude to the Ministry of the Environment for giving us lots of guidance and suggestions while we were localizing the picture book,” said Dr. Carsten Wildebrand, Managing Director of Covestro Taiwan. “The circular economy is the key to sustainability development. Volume II of “The Adventures of Young Guardians” has now been released. Through this picture book’s vivid story, we hope to plant a seed of cherishing the earth in every child’s heart so the circular economy concept can take root in their lives. We would also like to sincerely thank all partners for their support, which allows us to send this book as a gift to young earth guardians before the Lunar New Year. We also encourage parents to download the electronic version of the book and read it with their children during the holiday season. Let’s take care of our earth together.” 

All partners will promote the story via the physical picture books published by Covestro. The National Taiwan Science Education Center will incorporate this into its Edison project for children in rural areas who will visit the center; the National Museum of Natural Science will conduct lectures or courses related to marine waste activities at the museum and distribute picture books as prizes to participants. The National Science and Technology Museum will hold camp activities and provide picture books; the National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium will place picture books in its exhibition area for the public to freely request; and the National Museum of Marine Science & Technology will distribute the books when carrying out activities in the museum.

The National Park Service of the Ministry of the Interior has sent the picture books to the Interpretation and Education Section of each National Park Management Office and organized environmental education related activities, whilst the Department of Social Welfare of the Taipei City Government has placed the picture books in the children’s halls of the library for the public to read. The Department of Social Affairs of the Changhua County Government will place the picture books in its social buildings for the public to freely request; the Department of Social Affairs of the Pingtung County Government will coordinate parent-child crafts, parent-care lectures, parent-child storytelling and other activities, and distribute picture books to participants during those activities. Covestro Taiwan will also start its storytelling volunteers program using the picture book and encourage its employees to volunteer to facilitate interactive storytelling at the campus.

The bilingual picture book “The Adventures of Young Guardians – Volume II” has been adapted from a work by Covestro Thailand and its local institutions. The localized bilingual picture book can be downloaded here: https://www.covestro.com/press/download/fb1c984f-4ae3-462c-b6cc-6852fa968eeb/.pdf


About Covestro:

Covestro is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality polymer materials and their components. With its innovative products, processes and methods, the company helps enhance sustainability and the quality of life in many areas. Covestro supplies customers around the world in key industries such as mobility, building and living, as well as the electrical and electronics sector. In addition, polymers from Covestro are also used in sectors such as sports and leisure, cosmetics and health, as well as in the chemical industry itself.

The company is committed to becoming fully circular and is striving to become climate neutral by 2035 (scope 1 and 2). Covestro generated sales of EUR 18 billion in fiscal 2022. At the end of 2022, the company had 50 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 18,000 people (calculated as full-time equivalents).

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