Grieg supports WWF’s work against plastic waste

Grieg Foundation donates NOK 12 million to WFF’s work against plastic waste in Philippine port cities. The donation will contribute to reduce plastic waste in three port cities with 50 % by 2023.

Grieg Foundation has entered a partnership with WWF to implement an important project for Philippine ports.

No plastic in nature by 2030

Five countries, including the Philippines, are responsible for approximately 60 percent of all plastic waste in the ocean. This is due to high use of disposable plastic, lack of disposal facilities and poorly developed waste management systems. With the support from Grieg Foundation, WWF will implement and lead a three-year initiative in the Philippines. The main goal is to reduce plastic waste in the port cities with 50 % by 2023. The long-term goal is no plastic in nature or the sea by 2030. The support from Grieg Foundation amounts to a total of NOK 12 million over a three-year time period.

A number of initiatives

The project will develop new and innovative waste management systems for ports, and in cooperation with national authorities and local business community find solutions. The goal is that the solutions can be applied and used in other ports. There project will also engage schools and the local community in waste management. In collaboration with the local port authorities and the companies responsible for the waste management, WWF will start with a comprehensive mapping of all aspects of the plastic waste challenge. Local and global stakeholders will be engaged in innovation projects. The project will engage and involve businesses and industries also beyond the maritime sector. All companies and industries with direct impact on the local plastic waste pollution will be involved in the project.

Grieg Foundation is funded by dividends payed by companies in the Grieg Group. A large amount of the funding comes from Grieg Seafood. Read more about the Grieg Foundation here.

Grieg Seafood recognizes that aquaculture can be a source of ocean plastics. Read more about the company’s work to tackle this challenge here.

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