Plastic Pollution Coalition (a project of Earth Island Institute)


Mission Statement

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a growing global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses, and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, waterways, oceans, and the environment. 


Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of over 800 organizations, businesses, and leaders working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, waterways, oceans, and the environment. Through short-film projects like the 2016 "Open Your Eyes" video featuring Jeff Bridges, community building across national borders, and engaging work on policy change, PPC is moving the needle with its coalition members on reducing our worldwide dependence on single-use plastic.

Program Details

Coalition Building
  • Projects: The Last Plastic Straw, Hannah4Change
  • Working Groups: Media & Messaging, Eliminating Plastic Straws, Advancing Legislation and Policy, Eliminating Polystyrene
  • Coalition lunch meetings and speaker series in Washington, D.C, and in Berkeley and Los Angeles, California
Education and Awareness
  • REFUSE Campaign
  • Plastic Free Guides in partnership with Coalition members, including:
  • Get Started Living Plastic Free; The Healthy Baby Guide with MADE SAFE
  • Plastic Free Towns; Plastic Free Eateries; Plastic Free Schools
  • The Better Alternatives Now report in partnership with 5 Gyres
Health & Data Research
  • Rethink Plastic
  • Global Fast Food Plastic Survey
  • Reports on: The falling rates of recycling for plastic in the U.S.; The increase in plastic production ; The increase in plastic incineration
Legislation & Policy Advocacy
  • Web-based Global Plastic Reduction Legislative Toolkit
  • Participation + representation at: United Nations, Our Oceans, Break Free From Plastic Global and US, Clean Seas Coalition, US National, State and Local Level
Plastic Reduction Initiatives
  • Refill Revolution program at the Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival
  • Plastic Free Islands
  • Plastic Free Schools including the Plastic Free Campus Manual
  • Partner in the BYOBottle campaign
  • 4Ocean
  • Refill Revolution
  • BYOBottle
  • Better Alternatives Now list
  • POPS Youth Summit
Primary Issue
7162 Beverly Blvd. #101
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States
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Supporting Members