Alderney and Herm selected for project to help fight plastic pollution

Ten UK islands will be thinking of new ways to reduce plastic pollution in 2019

Alderney and Herm have been selected as part of a pilot scheme, aiming to reduce marine plastic pollution on UK islands.

As part of the Cold Water Islands project, ten communities will work to implement a strategy, that has been developed by the Surfers Against Sewage charity and Parley for the Oceans, throughout 2019.

The aim is to encourage regular beach clean community events, where data can be collected, and to inspire local schools, businesses and authorities to reduce their plastic use.

It is hoped the islands can think of and share ideas to provide a template that can be used on a global scale in the future when it comes to reducing waste.

Alderney and Herm are part of a group of ten islands, each which faces unique challenges when it comes to plastic pollution.

  • Orkney, Northern Isles, Scotland

  • Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

  • Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

  • Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland

  • Tiree, Inner Hebrides, Scotland

  • Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland

  • Bardsey Island, Wales

  • Hayling Island, England

  • Alderney, Channel Islands

  • Herm, Channel Islands