Indian teen named by UN to 2020 Class of Young Leaders
Udit Singhal, an 18-year-old boy from India, has been named by the United Nations to the 2020 cohort of young leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the highest-profile recognition opportunity at the world body for youngsters who are leading efforts to combat the world’s most pressing issues. Singhal has been named to the 2020 Class of 17 Young Leaders for the SDGs. He is the founder of Glass2Sand, a zero-waste ecosystem that addresses the growing menace of glass waste in Delhi. Through the initiative, empty glass bottles are prevented from being dumped into landfills and are crushed into commercially valuable sand.