The #breakfreefromplastic Movement is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. Since its launch in 2016, more than 11,000 organizations and individual supporters 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. BFFP member organizations and individuals share the common values of environmental protection and social justice, and work together through a holistic approach in order to bring about systemic change under the #breakfreefromplastic core pillars. This means tackling plastic pollution across the whole plastics value chain - from extraction to disposal – focusing on prevention rather than cure and providing effective solutions.JOIN THE MOVEMENT
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 environmental 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
Chief Policy Officer, Oceana
Co-Founder of China Zero Waste Alliance (CZWA)
Director of Zero Waste Europe
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
Founder of Balifokus (now Nexus 3) and convenor of the Indonesian Zero Waste Alliance (AZWI)
Executive Director with Nipe Fagio in Tanzania
Campaigns Leader, Environment Program, Oak Foundation, Geneva
Steering Committee Member Emeritus/Senior Global Strategist, Greenpeace International
Creator, The Story of Plastic, CoDirector, Peak Plastic Foundation
South Asia Network Organizer
U.S. Sr. Coordinator
Membership Coordination Officer for Europe
Network Organizer for Southeast Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Node/Coordinator
US Member Engagement Officer
Africa Regional Node/Coordinator
Asia Pacific Coordinator
Community Engagement Manager
Global Brand Audit Coordinator
Plastic-Free Campus Coordinator
Global Communications Lead
Senior Communications Officer, Asia Pacific
European Communications Officer
US Communications Officer
Digital Media Campaigner
Communications Outreach Associate
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