Community Initiatives

Published: 01 June 2021
Last edited: 01 June 2021

Working with and for communities in beach clean-ups as well as mobilizing community members to be agents of change as well as enhancing the capacities of members in dirty dozen methodology


Education, training and other capacity development activities
Management planning
Scale of implementation

Enabling factors

  • Young people being the heart of sustainable development must be capacitated and supported to be the best version of themselves and make the change they want to see
  • Amplifying the work of community members in the media has enabled build confidence and urgency among young people to be the push of beach clean-ups as well as an educational awareness campaign
  • Engaging community members as researchers in plastic waste management data collection has strengthened participatory development as well as cascaded knowledge pf plastics to community members

Lessons learned

  • Invest in community structures and work from bottom-up approaches as well as working with community structures to mainstream sustainable plastic waste management as well as beach clean-ups
  • Work with brands to come up with an alternative to plastic packaging as well providing technical assistance to companies to transition.