Our Preventing Plastic Pollution project partner, the Environment Agency, has created resources for the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Club (NFYFC) to help encourage further reductions in avoidable waste.

Activity sheets, quizzes and general guidance, produced by the EA’s plastics and sustainability team, are just some of the materials available to download from the ‘YFC At Home’ pages at www.nfyfc.org.uk

The agricultural industry is just one sector the team is engaging with as part of the Interreg Preventing Plastic Pollution programme, which identifies and targets plastics hotspots from river to sea. The team is also working with the education, business, community, sport and fishing sectors.

Environment Agency project officer Claire Horrocks said: “Working with the NFYFC is a great way to reach young people. Those working in agriculture and related industries have such an important role to play in protecting our environment. We hope these resources will be a fun and inspiring way to help YFC members to think about the plastic they use and the responsibility we all have to reduce unnecessary plastic use and manage our waste properly.”

NFYFC chairman Rachel Goldie said: “We are really excited to be launching these resources for our members with the support of the Environment Agency. Young Farmers’ Clubs are eager to do all they can to help combat climate change and these fun activities will help our members work together to make proactive changes in their local rural communities and on farms to prevent plastic pollution.”

The National Federation of Young Famers’ Clubs is one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK dedicated to young people who have a love for agriculture and rural life.

To find out more about the EA’s plastics and sustainability work with the agricultural industry and other sectors, email [email protected] or visit our PPP page at wrt.org.uk/project/preventing-plastic-pollution-ppp/


Interreg Preventing Plastic Pollution:

Working in partnership with 18 organisations from across France and England, Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) seeks to understand and reduce the impacts of plastic pollution in the river and marine environments. By looking at the catchment from source to sea, the project will identify and target hotspots for plastic, embed behaviour change in local communities and businesses, and implement effective solutions and alternatives.

PPP is a €14million funded EU INTERREG VA France (Channel) England Programme project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund which works mainly across seven pilot sites: Brest Harbour, Bay of Douarnenez, Bay of Veys, Poole Harbour, and the Medway, Tamar, and Great Ouse estuaries.

Partners are the Environment Agency, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Queen Mary University of London, LABOCEA Conseil, Expertise et Analyses, Syndicat mixte établissement public de gestion et d’aménagement de la baie de Douarnenez, Office Français De La Biodiversité, Parc naturel marin d’Iroise, Brest Métropole, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Counseil départemental de la Manche, Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer, The Rivers Trust, Syndicat de bassin de l’Elorn, ACTIMAR, Brest’aim, Westcountry Rivers Trust, South East Rivers Trust, and Plymouth City Council.

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