Along with 12 other community groups based in and around Skibbereen, the Oceans Plastic Project was successful in securing funding from the Save Our Skibbereen SOS 2020 Fund.
This fund was available due the success of the Save our Skibbereen campaign in overturning planning permission for RTP Company’s Plastic nurdle factory, which would have been built on the Baltimore Road on the outskirts of Skibbereen.
Save Our Skibbereen won their case in the High Court. The campaign was also awarded their costs and it was from the monies they had collected that the SOS 2020 Fund was created.
On Friday, December 11, Oceans Plastic Project CEO, Rory Jackson, met with Transition year students at Skibbereen Community School to share in the presentation of the cheque.
The funding will primarily go towards the developing a website to facillitate publicity and data collection. “It is a very exciting time for Ocean Plastic Project and we look forward to making a difference to the environment of West Cork where the Ocean plays such a huge part in our work, life and leisure,” said Rory.
Please see www.oceansplasticproject.ie for further information.