The #BreakFreeFromPlastic Movement is civil society's response to the global plastic pollution crisis. More than 80 organizations launched the global movement on 2016 in Tagaytay, Philippines. Today, around 8,000 members from across the world have joined the movement to demand massive reductions in single-use plastics and to push for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis. These organizations and individuals share the common values of environmental protection and social justice, which guide their work at the community level and represent a global, unified vision under the #breakfreefromplastic core pillars.SIGN UP HERE
We believe in a world where the land, sky, oceans, and water is home to an abundance of life, not an abundance of plastic, and where the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat is free of toxic by-products of plastic pollution.
In this world the principles of environmental justice, social justice, public health, and human rights lead government policy, not the demands of elites and corporations.
This is a future we believe in and are creating together.
Our lifestyles and economy fit within the environment limits of the planet.
Waste is reduced, first and foremost.
The life cycle of the materials and products we use – from extraction and production, to end use, recycling, composting, and disposal –sustain the health of the people and the planet.
Strong community action and partnerships among citizens, workers, government, sector experts, and supportive business leaders guide decisions about present and future material design, manufacturing, and waste management.
Waste pickers and recycling workers are supported to improve the systems they operate in and can co-lead a just transition to a new and safe materials economy
Producers take responsibility for the full life cycle costs and impacts of their products and packaging, and are redesigning and innovating better materials and systems.
Where plastic products and packages are necessary, they are re-used, repaired, or, failing that, recycled; and toxic substances are eliminated from their production.
No new incinerators are constructed, and renewable energy incentives are eliminated for plastics and waste burning. This includes gasification, pyrolysis, cement kilns, and other burn “waste-to-energy” facilities.
Organic waste returns to the soils and zero waste systems reduce reliance on landfills and incinerators.
The systems we build and materials we use slow climate change, rather than accelerate it.
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Global Coordinator, Break Free From Plastic Movement
Program Director, Plastic Solutions Fund
International Coordinator/Executive Director of Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
Director of Campaigns, The Story of Stuff Project
Chief Policy Officer, Oceana
co-founder of China Zero Waste Alliance (CZWA)
Director of Zero Waste Europe
Campaigns Leader, Environment Program, Oak Foundation, Geneva
Executive Director of GAIA Philippines and the Asia Pacific Coordinator for the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
Global Project Leader at Greenpeace
Co-founder and former Secretary General of KKPKP
Plastic Change - Strategic Director
Steering Committee Member Emeritus/ Senior Global Strategist, Greenpeace International
BFFP US Sr. Coordinator
Movement and Admin Officer
BFFP European coordinator
BFFP Africa Regional Node/Coordinator
BFFP Asia Pacific Coordinator
Global Coordinator Assistant
European Communications Officer
Asia Pacific Communications Officer
Global Communications Lead
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