Combating Plastic Pollution in the Sundarbans, India

Littering of plastic waste is a major environmental threat to the Sundarbans, a precious eco-system in the Ganges Delta. To solve this major problem, plastic waste management systems run in a socio-entrepreneurial way by local NGOs and the government in cooperation with waste pickers & accumulators are being implemented in selected areas of the Sundarbans. The aim of the project is to introduce different models of plastic waste systems and a respective transfer package to allow and enable further knowledge sharing and implementation.

The project is being funded by Röchling Stiftung. SOCEO designed the project, conducted the Baseline Study, and is implementing through filial local partners the project activities.

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