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Plastic Reduction in Marine Environment (PRIME) Project

Description

The Philippines province of Palawan faces serious challenges with solid waste management and ocean plastics pollution.  With support from the OIC, PBCAI will help to shape local regulations on single-use plastics and introduce extended producer responsibility laws.  We will create new income opportunities for local indigenous communities to manufacture low-cost, environmentally benign alternatives to plastics packaging.

  • Expanded Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations
    It will involve mobilization efforts for legislation and support in developing Local Government Units’ EPR plan to achieve significant inroads in reducing plastic waste pollution.
  • Single-Use Plastics bans
    The group will partner with advocacy groups, authorities, companies, and CSOs to strengthen ordinance and local laws on banning single-use plastics.
  • Environmentally benign packaging alternatives
    It includes the launching of a campaign targeted at consumers and local stakeholders towards minimizing the purchase and use of materials that are non-biodegradable while offering practical alternatives to plastics use.
  • Job and income creation
    Livelihood technical training will be provided to fishermen, farmers, women, the elderly, and youth to engage them in the production of local materials as an alternative to plastic use.
Details
Plastic Reduction in Marine Environment (PRIME) Project in Palawan, Philippines
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Innovator Palawan Biodiversity Conservation Advocates, Inc. (PBCAI)
  • OIC Grant
    USD 249.040
  • Beneficiary Philippines
  • Category
    Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Focal Point
    Bonifacio Tobias
  • Plastic Reduction in Marine Environment (PRIME) Project
    Plastic Reduction in Marine Environment (PRIME) Project
  • Plastic Reduction in Marine Environment (PRIME) Project
    Plastic Reduction in Marine Environment (PRIME) Project
  • Plastic Reduction in Marine Environment (PRIME) Project
    Plastic Reduction in Marine Environment (PRIME) Project