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Plastic Pollution Awareness Raising Programmes and Beach Cleanups
by Jo Kaminska Foundation (Philanthropic organization)
We have been organizing plastic pollution awareness programmes promoting REDUCTION of single use plastics on the grassroots level for the last 5 years and we will continue to do so. Beach and lagoon cleanups are included in our programmes and we will continue to do so. We need collaboration on the global level to fight with probably one of the biggest hazards of our times - plastic pollution. We need to reduce plastic use on the global level, especially in packaging and single use plastic items. We will keep lobbying for CLEAN OCEANS free of plastic.
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 product bans or restrictions
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Cleaner production
Plastic pollution awareness raising programmes on the community level in Sri Lanka (Negombo area). This is a continuation of our programmes in this area.
Beach cleaups involving local communities and the Municipal Council.
Lagoon Cleanups with the participation of the local community and the Municipal Council.
Financing (in USD)
25,000 USD
In-kind contribution
Everything we have used in this project comes from the Founder of the JKF and the contribution of private donors (friends and family).
Staff / Technical expertise
The project is based on private expertise and reserach on plastic pollution in Sri Lanka and on a global level.
Basic information
Time-frame: November 2012 - November 2017
Jo Kaminska Foundation
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Joanna Ruda, Ms., jokaminskafoundation@gmail.com,
London, UK
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