New scheme to fight plastics pollution gains UK Government grant funding

17 July 2018

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The UK Government has awarded a grant to launch a plastics reduction project on the overseas territory of St. Helena. This new projects aims to reduce the amount of plastic used by those living on the island and will establish a recycling programme for waste plastic. As part of this scheme, a marine debris monitoring programme will be established along St Helena’s coastline to better understand this issue. 

The UK Government also re-opened the Darwin Plus scheme (also known as the Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund) for the latest round of applications to fund conservation and environmental projects in UK overseas territories on 10 July 2018. This scheme supports the delivery of commitments set out in the 25 Year Environment Plan in UK overseas territories.

Source: UK Government, 11 July 2018