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Reducing the impacts of plastic on the BIOT natural environment


Ref: DPLUS090
Type: Darwin Plus
Project Leader: Rachel Jones
Lead Institution: ZSL - Zoological Society of London, Swansea Univeristy
Host Country Institutions: British Indian Ocean Territory Administration
Start Date: 2019-04-01
End Date: 2022-03-31
Funding: £330,476.00
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Status: Current
Regions: UKOT
Countries: British Indian Ocean Territory
Purpose: BIOT’s coastal ecosystems are threatened by the accumulation of large volumes of plastic debris. Consumption of single-use plastic (SUP) on Diego Garcia (DG) also creates waste streams that are hard to manage in this remote location. This project will empower BIOT stakeholders to implement cleaning strategies on target beaches, mitigating the impacts of plastics on nesting turtles. It will develop long-term strategies to enable systemic change, reducing DG’s SUP consumption, improving disposal and recycling practices.
Outputs:


Documents:
Title: DPLUS090 App (edited)
Download: Application Form [pdf]