MPS staff were contracted to Adam Smith International and funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to work on the 'Strongim Bisnis' programme in the Solomon Islands. MPS undertook a Market Systems Assessment (MSA) to identify specific waste markets and value chains that offer the prospect for managing identified waste streams while driving economic growth and creating private sector jobs post Covid-19. In line with the MPS vision, this project had a strong focus on social impacts and poverty reduction, whereby waste management interventions create opportunities for informal waste collectors and other economically disadvantaged groups; for women, young people or people with disabilities (PWD).
Marine Plastic Solutions’ staff were contracted to SAPERE Group funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand, for the mid-term independent review of the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Program on South Tarawa and Kiritimati Island, in Kiribati. This project delivered expert program analysis to scale-up current solid waste management program elements and improve effectiveness and sustainability of the program’s management, implementation and results realisation functions in phase 2.
Marine Plastic Solutions’ staff were contracted to the UK Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) funded by the Commonwealth Marine Litter Programme (CLiP) to conducted Port Waste Reception Facility Reviews and domestic shipping in South Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. This project delivered collection baseline data analysis and national litter action plans focusing on the promotion of best practice activities, capacity building and training to reduce plastics entering the ocean.