WHO WE ARE

The #breakfreefromplastic Movement is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. Since its launch in 2016, more than 8,000 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.

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VISION

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.

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Sustainable Lifestyles

Our lifestyles and economy fit within the environmental limits of the planet.

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Reduce waste

Waste is reduced, first and foremost.

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Responsible material lifecycles

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.

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Community Action & Partnerships

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.

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Waste Workers and Systems

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.

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Responsible Production

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.

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Reduce and Reuse and Reuse again

Where plastic products and packages are necessary, they are re-used, repaired, or, failing that, recycled; and toxic substances are eliminated from their production.

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“Waste to Energy” isn’t the Solution

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.

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Organic Waste

Organic waste returns to the soils and zero waste systems reduce reliance on landfills and incinerators.

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Slow Climate Change

The systems we build and materials we use slow climate change, rather than accelerate it.

MEET OUR GLOBAL MEMBERS

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WHAT WE DO

MEET THE TEAM

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Von Hernandez

Global Coordinator, Break Free From Plastic Movement

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Nicky Davies

Program Director, Plastic Solutions Fund

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Christie Keith

International Coordinator/Executive Director of Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

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Jacqueline Savitz

Chief Policy Officer, Oceana

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Mao Da, PhD

Co-Founder of China Zero Waste Alliance (CZWA)

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Joan Marc Simon

Director of Zero Waste Europe

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Stephen Campbell

Campaigns Leader, Environment Program, Oak Foundation, Geneva

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Froilan Grate

Executive Director of GAIA Philippines and the Asia Pacific Coordinator for the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

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Graham Forbes

Global Project Leader at Greenpeace

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Lakshmi Narayan

Co-founder and former Secretary General of KKPKP

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Anne Aittomaki

Plastic Change - Strategic Director

MEMBER EMERITUS

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Tory Read

Steering Committee Member Emeritus/Senior Global Strategist, Greenpeace International

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Stiv Wilson

Creator, The Story of Plastic, CoDirector, Peak Plastic Foundation

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Von Hernandez

Global Coordinator

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Beau Baconguis

Asia Pacific Coordinator

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Caro Gonzalez

U.S. Sr. Coordinator

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Delphine Lévi Alvarès

European Coordinator

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Gabrielle Cabodil

Operations Manager

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Iveta Cadrova

European Movement and Admin Officer

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Magdalena Donoso

Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Node/Coordinator

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Niven Reddy

Africa Regional Node/Coordinator

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Skye Male

Community Engagement Manager

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Sybil Bullock

Global Brand Audit Coordinator

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Tiara Samson

Plastic-Free Campus Coordinator

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Shilpi Chhotray

Global Communications Lead

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Jed Alegado

Senior Communications Officer, Asia Pacific

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Estelle Eonnet

European Communications Officer

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Brett Nadrich

US Communications Officer

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Arvin Alvarez

Digital Media Campaigner

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Julian Carlos Cirineo

Communications Outreach Associate

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Khate Nolasco

Web Consultant

Get in touch with our Communications team for regional and global media inquiries.

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