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Reduce Ocean plastic in Grenada by avoiding, intercepting and reducing use of plastics in partnership with Parley for the Oceans and Adidas
by Grenada (Environment Division, Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and the Environment) (Government)
In May 2016 Grenada joined the Republic of the Maldives as the second global SIDS and first Caribbean SIDS to join in partnership with Parley for the Oceans to adopt and implement Parley’s A.I.R. strategy to end ocean plastic pollution. In September 2016 the United Nations and Parley, through a unique partnership with the office of the High Representative of Least Developed Countries, Land -Locked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, launched a Call to Action with the endorsement of several UN SIDS. By further endorsing the UN SIDS Call to Action 2017, Grenada leads the implementation of Parley A.I.R. (avoid. intercept. redesign.) in the Caribbean and globally.

A memorandum of understanding was signed with the Government of Grenada and the Parley team. This collaboration will allow Parley to initiate their Avoid, Intercept, Redesign (A.I.R) strategy to focus on reducing and eliminating the amount of plastic that ends up at the Grenada’s landfills.

Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
Reduction of plastics entering Grenada's landfill, through up-cycling of plastic waste and launching of the Parley Ocean School and Grenada Remote Island Interception Program
Other, please specify
Partnership with Parley for the oceans and Adidas
Basic information
Time-frame: 2016 - 2017
Environment Division, Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and the Environment (Government), Parley for the Oceans (partnership), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Government), Adidas (partnership)
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Mr. Kevin Andall, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and the Environment , hrd.environmentgrenada@gmail.com,
Ministry of Education, Botanical Gardens, Grenada
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