The Pacific Ocean Litter Project (POLP)

The Pacific Ocean Litter Project (POLP) is about reducing the volume of single-use plastics ending up as marine litter in Pacific coastal environments. The 7-year project (2019-2027) is funded with AUD 16 million from the Australian Government and implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in collaboration with the governments and peoples of Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

These countries will derive benefit either by direct support for domestic single-use plastic reduction activities or through regional POLP initiatives, shared learning / outcomes and ‘best practice’ examples through POLP actions delivered in counterpart Pacific nations.

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