The Solent Plastics Pollution hub (SPP) is an information hub to collate and publicise all the excellent work taking place around the Solent and its associated river catchments on reducing litter and preventing plastic pollution. It is in two parts:
1. This website that will host information on best practice guidance and resources to support existing groups and help people to create new groups.
2. A Facebook page to help inform the public about events and latest news. It can also be used to aid discussions between local groups, if needed. We also use it to post details of community grants and funding.
Working in partnership with 18 organisations from across France and England, Preventing Plastic Pollution seeks to understand and reduce the impacts of plastic pollution in the river and marine environment. It will run until March 2023.The SPP hub is a partnership between the Environment Agency (plastics and sustainability team) and the Solent Forum. The hub will deliver one aspect of the Environment Agency’s Interreg-funded Preventing Plastics Pollution project.
We would like both the Solent’s coastal and river catchment communities to be involved with this hub, to encompass the whole water environment. We would love to hear from anyone who is running or co-ordinating litter collecting events, or those who are passionate about reducing plastics and litter in the water environment. The hub is free to access for all.