On the 1st of September the Norwegian Retailer’s Environment Fund announced NOK 20 million for large-scale projects to reduce plastic pollution in countries that have major problems with plastics, and limited resources to solve these issues, particularly in developing countries. The least developed countries (LDCs) were a priority. The fund received a total of 48 applications, and the quality of the applications was high.
- It's great to see the engagement and the commitment all over the world to tackle the environmental issues due to plastics. I would like to send a big thank you to everyone who has submitted an application to us. Congratulations to those receiving good news about grants todays, and to those who were unsuccessful this year, I encourage you to apply again next year, says Eirik Oland, acting CEO in the Norwegian Retailer’s Environment Fund.
View the international awarded projects here.
This is how the applications were evaluated:
- The applications were first reviewed by the Norwegian Retailers’ Environment Fund’s administration.
- They were then evaluated by an independent external advisory board.
- The final decision on which applications were granted funding were made by the Fund's board of directors.