At Zero Waste Europe, we believe that plastic pollution is a big problem. That is why we have been at the forefront of the global movement to end plastic pollution for good. We have been instrumental in the formation of the #breakfreefromplastic movement in Europe and continue to be responsible for the coordination of the movement and the Rethink Plastic alliance. On the global level we have played a key role in the development of the movement’s strategic priorities and our Executive Director, Joan Marc Simon currently sits on the Steering Committee.


Our common values of environmental protection and social justice unite us in our efforts to take on the key global polluters and create a world free from plastic pollution.


We work at both the global level with #breakfreefromplastic members in Europe, the Mediterranean, and beyond and at the policy level within Europe as Rethink Plastic, an alliance of European nongovernmental organisation’s (NGO) coming together to end plastic pollution.

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stories from our work on the break free from plastics campaign

Library for Break Free From Plastic

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