Development projects for sustainable plastic use The Swedish EPA announces an opportunity for funding of development projects on sustainable plastic use and sound management of plastic waste in the BRIICS countries. Applications are open until the 11th of March 2020. svenska Share Contact Listen Unsustainable plastic use and poor management of plastic waste is associated with environmental problems of global concern – plastic litter in the marine and terrestrial environment, environmental pollution from microplastics and unsustainable use of nature’s resources. The grants are directed to project in the BRIICS-countries (Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, India, China and South Africa) with the aim to: Prevent or reduce the use of plastic products and/or plastic packaging Accelerate the transition towards a circular plastic economy Prevent plastic pollution from land-based sources Examples of projects that can be funded are capacity building projects, pilot projects to increase circularity of plastics, pilot projects to improve plastic waste management, policy development projects and knowledge enhancing projects. The project grants are between USD 30,000 to 200,000 and can be used for non-commercial activities carried out by non-profit organisations, public organisations, universities and research institutes. Project period April 20th 2020 to 19th of April 2021. Last application date 11th of March The application must be submitted by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency no later than 11th of March 2020, 23:59 CET. For more information about the announcement and how to apply, please see the project announcement, project application form and budget template: Project announcement (pdf 768 kB) Project application (word 49 kB) Budget template (excel 26 pdf) Attention: The original budget template stated that maximum 10% of the grant value could be used as overhead costs. Please note that this cap has now been removed.