Plan Plastic: The Million Pound Challenge

Meet the Winners


Waitrose & Partners and Hubbub are delighted to announce the 5 winning projects that will be funded by Plan Plastic: The Million Pound Challenge. From a pool of 150 inspiring applications, these are the five projects chosen by the Panel as the most innovative, impactful and interesting approaches to tackling plastic pollution. Read about them below. Visit again in 6 months’ time to see how they are getting on. 


Blue Marine Foundation: Safegear

Preventing fishing gear being lost at sea by attaching it to beacons

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Onion Collective & Biohm: community bio-recycling

Building the world’s first community-led bio recycling plant

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Plymouth Marine Laboratory: Mussel power

Removing marine microplastics using mussel power


Women’s Environmental Network & City to Sea: Environmenstrual

Promoting plastic-free periods 


Youth Hostel Association: Message in a bottle

Installing 60 refill stations at YHAs to stop single use plastic bottles 


Have a look at some of the other excellent organisations that applied and see what they are doing to tackle plastic pollution and how you can get involved.