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Catchment Based Approach (CaBA)

The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) is an inclusive, civil society-led initiative that works in partnership with Government, Local Authorities, Water Companies, businesses and more, to maximise the natural value of our environment.

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Litter Free Coast and Sea

The campaign to reduce marine and beach litter and improve and maintain bathing water quality at source.

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Litter Free Dorset

Community campaign to reduce litter across Dorset

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GoPladdle

GoPladdle is a community interest company based in Poole

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The Normandy Regional Committee for Sea Fisheries and Marine Breeding

The Normandy Regional Committee for Sea Fisheries and Marine Breeding brings together the 1500 fishermen of our region. Exploiting the resources provided by the sea for our health and our food, professional fishermen depend on the good state of the ecosystems. The Department's planned actions to prevent and raise awareness of the fight against waste on land, and in particular actions against cigarette butts and roadside waste in ports, will reduce the potential pollution caused by plastic waste and help to increase the quality of our products (fish, shellfish and cephalopods). We intend to take into account the results of the project on good practices to be implemented to enable professional fishermen to optimise the management of their own plastic waste and limit its production.

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National Association for the Protection of Water and Rivers

Through its waste collector project, the National Association for the Protection of Water and Rivers contributes to the reduction of pollution, especially plastic pollution, of inland waterways. The INTERREG project echoes the awareness-raising we are doing in schools to explain to the younger generations the impact of their actions and their power to change mentalities. Supporting the department of La Manche and this project is in the continuity of our actions and allows us to support a more global approach to reduce plastic pollution.

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Environment Plymouth

Environment Plymouth provides a strategic green network for the city’s communities; addressing a wide range of environmental and sustainable topics. Established in 2016, it builds on the work of the Plymouth Environment Forum created in 1993 to deliver Plymouth’s response to Agenda 21. Environment Plymouth initiated action on plastics on 11th Dec 2017 and has since worked with the Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Plastic Free Communities campaign to secure Plastic Free Waterfront and Plastic Free City status; the biggest community to achieve this accreditation to date in the UK. We also contribute to the national Community Leaders group. Since 2017, Environment Plymouth’s Plastic Free Plymouth campaign has recruited over 300 business, community members and schools and run numerous awareness raising events. This work will continue in to 2021 through the PPP project.

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Viridor

Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling and energy recovery companies and a founding member of the UK Plastics Pact, is committed to working with cross-sector partners to ensure recyclability is at the heart of the design process. This will enable Viridor to recycle and reprocess more, returning greater volumes of recycled plastic to the UK circular economy. The company has invested in specialist plastics recycling and reprocessing plants at Rochester, Kent, and Skelmersdale in Lancashire and will soon complete a new South West investment – the UK’s largest multi-polymer plant at Avonmouth near Bristol. Greater use of recycled plastic, in place of virgin plastic, contributes to greater resource and energy efficiency. Evidence of recycled plastic being used in products commonly found on supermarket shelves will encourage the UK public to recycle more, emphasising that their efforts to separate recyclable and non-recyclable waste at home really do make a difference.

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University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth’s Revolution Plastics initiative brings together a global community of scientists, business-leaders, campaigners and citizens who share an ambition to transform the way we make, use and dispose of plastic. A key objective is to transform Portsmouth into a global showcase for how to achieve a sustainable plastics future. As a joint project between the Preventing Plastic Pollution Project and Revolution Plastics, the University of Portsmouth and the Environment Agency are co-hosting a series of community workshops for groups in the Portsmouth area. The workshops aim to build a network of groups working to prevent plastic pollution and help provide them with skills and resources to support this work.

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Natural England

Natural England is the government’s advisor for the natural environment in England.Their purpose is to help conserve, enhance and manage the natural environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Natural England are represented on the Catchment Partnerships of our UK Pilot catchments. The Preventing Plastic Pollution Project Partners are working closely with Natural England staff to coordinating activities at protected sites.

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