About BFFP

#BreakFreeFromPlastic is the global movement working to achieve a future free from plastic pollution. More than 12,000 organizations and individuals around the world have come together to demand reductions in single-use plastics and to advocate for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis. BFFP members work together to bring about systemic change by tackling plastic pollution across the whole value chain - from extraction to disposal - focusing on prevention rather than cure.

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2015

Ocean plastic pollution crisis catapulted into attention with the video of a turtle with a plastic straw in its nose. The dominant narratives around plastic focused on consumer wastefulness and irresponsibility, blaming Asian countries for leading the problem due to deficient waste management programs, intentionally ignoring the role of corporate polluters and fossil fuel companies.

2015

Global and Asian regional organizations working on the plastic supply chain convened to work on a coordinated and unified theory of change and strategy, including China Zero Waste Alliance, EcoWaste Coalition, GAIA, Greenpeace, Oceana, and Zero Waste Europe.

2016

100 organizations from 50 countries met in Tagaytay, Philippines to create a common strategic framework and vision.

2017

Successful consolidation and planning meeting in Bali, Indonesia to organize with members around campaigns and strategy

2017

89 municipalities engaged and 10 major cities started model programs

2017

First Brand Audit report

2018

Story of Plastic released

2019

Updated Tagaytay strategy with key additions including a focus on policy and deliberate strategy on petrochemicals
WHAT WE DO
FIGHT PETROCHEMICALS
PUSH FOR CORPORATE
ACCOUNTABILITY
PROMOTE SYSTEMIC
SOLUTIONS
BUILD ZERO-WASTE
COMMUNITIES
WHAT DRIVES OUR ACTIONS
Shifting the Narrative
Changing Policies
Movement Building
OUR 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 potfution.

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 Principles
  • Sustainable Lifestyles
    Our lifestyles and economy fit within the environmental limits of the planet.
    Reduce Waste
    Waste is reduced, first and foremost.
    Organic Waste
    Organic waste returns to the soils and zero waste systems reduce reliance on landfills and incinerators.
    Slow Climate Change
    The systems we build and materials we use slow climate change, rather than accelerate it.
  • 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.
    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.
    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.
  • “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.
    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.
    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.
Meet The Team
MEMBER EMERITUS

Join the 12,000+ members representing millions of people around the world.

Whether you represent an organization or want to join as an individual, you can help fight the plastic pollution crisis. And as a movement, we can achieve so much more. Become a member today and be part of the change!
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