Palmy''s Plastic Pollution Challenge logo Palmy Plastic Pollution Challenge

The Palmy Plastic Pollution Challenge (PPPC) aims to provide a benchmark of the forms (macro and micro), locations, agencies and impacts of plastic pollution degrading the mauri of the Manawatū river. The initial benchmarking covers:

  • the city’s stream catchment
  • the storm water system at points of ingress and discharge
  • fly tipping, road side litter and street sweeping systems
  • waste water treatment and bio-solids contamination.

This baseline data will inform the development of a community based plastic pollution strategy for Palmerston North City.

This project is a collaboration between:

Two student interns from collaborating Brazilian Universities involved in ‘Nexus for International Zero Waste Academic Collaboration’ (NIZAC) are also contributing to the project.

More information

You can view more details about the project. You can also check out our Palmy Plastic Pollution Challenge Facebook page to find out what’s going on right now.

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