"Bahr Bala Plastic" Project, implemented by the Lebanese Environment Forum and the Lebanese Eco Movement and funded of the European Union, launched the call for proposals for small projects that combat plastic pollution in the Mediterranean Sea in the following 3 lots/ thematic areas
Lot I: Tackling land-based sources of pollution
Lot II: Tackling sea-based source of pollution
Lot III: Tackling socio-economic impacts
Size of Grants is divided into:
– Large grants: between 20,000 and 60,000 Euros, with an initial planned duration not exceeding 9 months, and submission of application through written application form.
– Small grants: between 1,000 and 19,999 Euros, with an initial planned duration not exceeding 6 months, and submission of proposals through oral presentations (pitching sessions).
The project “Bahr Bala Plastic” aims at reducing discharges of waste thrown in the sea, preventing additional harming to the environment and mitigating the economic damage to activities such as tourism and fisheries by raising awareness about the danger of plastics, developing legislation to reduce its use and by providing financial and technical support for projects, between € 1,000 and € 60,000, that contribute in preserving the biodiversity of Lebanese coastal zones, while indirectly enhancing sustainable income generating activities and tackling marine litter in Lebanon, with a special focus on single-use plastic products and micro plastics, potential threat to both the environment and human health.