About Plastic Pollution Coalition


Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of more than 1,200 organizations, businesses, and thought leaders in 75 countries working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, waterways, oceans, and the environment.


We envision a world free of plastic pollution in which:

  • Individuals embody zero-waste values and have reduced the use of single-use plastic.

  • NGOs work together to drive demand for systemic solutions.

  • Governments and Businesses enforce regulations, legislation, and practices of a circular economy: Packaging/goods are intentionally designed to be reusable, durable, or useful throughout their existence. (Extended Producer Responsibility from the source).


Plastic Pollution Coalition is a project of Earth Island Institute, a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, organized and existing under the laws of California (Federal Tax ID #94-2889684).




Lisa Kaas Boyle
Dianna Cohen
Julia Cohen
Manuel Maqueda
Daniella Russo

Founding Advisors

Ed Begley Jr.
Jackson Browne
Mark Christy
Anna Cummins
David DeRothschild
Sylvia Earle
Marcus Eriksen
Ben Harper
Chris Jordan
Captain Charles Moore
Joanna Moore
Wallace J. Nichols
Enric Sala
Todd Sali
Leslie Tamminen
Beth Terry
Richard Walden
Alice Waters

Executive Advisory Board

Andrea Arria-Devoe 
Jackson Browne
Elyssa Elbaz
Michelle Esrick
Annie Farman
Kirk Ferguson
Peter Gilmer
John Gorman
Ann Luskey
Heather White
Alexa Woodward

Youth Ambassadors

Kristal Ambrose, Bahamas
Eridanis Azul Lob茫o
, Boulder, CO, USA
Helena Barrett, Washington D.C., USA
Gary Bencheghib, Bali, Indonesia
Thara Bening, West Java, Indonesia
Madhvi Chittoor, Arvada, CO, USA
Summer Faith, California, USA
Cole Hall, California, USA
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Boulder, CO, USA
Shelby O鈥橬eil, San Juan Bautista, California
Lilly Platt, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Hannah Testa, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Jaxon Woodward-Calandra, California, USA
Charlotte Weir, Maryland, USA
Melati & Isabel Wijsen, Bali, Indonesia 

Supporting Artist Allies

Alvaro Soler Arpa, Barcelona, Spain
Jo Atherton, United Kingdom
Dianna Cohen, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mark Dion, New York, NY, USA
Andrew Hughes, United Kingdom
Chris Jordan, Seattle, WA, USA
Max Liboiron, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Pam Longobardi, Atlanta, GA, USA
Susan Middleton, San Francisco, CA, USA
Cynthia Minet, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Alexis Rockman, New York, NY, USA
Judith Selby/Richard Lang, California, USA
Pinar Yoldas, Turkey

Notable Individuals

Scientific Advisory Board

Abigail Barrows, MPhil
Marine Research Scientist, Adventure Scientists, College of the Atlantic, and Global Microplastics Initiative

Ann Blake, Ph.D
Founder, Building Regenerative Economies, Safer Made

Arlene Blum, Ph.D
Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute

Sandra Curtis, Ph.D
Mentor for Cancer Free Economy Network鈥檚 (CFEN) Emerging Leaders鈥 Cohort

Terrence J. Collins, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Green Science Carnegie Mellon University, Teresa Heinz Professor of Green Chemistry

Jan Dell, P.E.
Independent Engineer, The Last Beach Cleanup

Sylvia Earle, Ph.D
Oceanographer, Explorer, Author and Lecturer

Marcus Eriksen, Ph.D
Explorer and Plastic Pollution Education Specialist

Rolf Halden, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Environmental Security, ASU Biodesign Institute

Jeremy Jackson, Ph.D
Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Philip J. Landrigan, M.D.
Founding Directory, Program in Global Health and the Common Good, Boston College

Pete Meyers, Ph.D.
Founder and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences

Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D
Marine Biologist, California Academy of Sciences chairman

Charles Rolsky, Ph.D
Student in evolutionary biology, ASU Biodesign Institute

Hideshige Takada, Ph.D
Professor of Organic Geochemistry, Tokyo University

Tierney Thys, Ph.D
Marine Biologist, National Geographic Emerging Explorer

Janette Wallis, Ph.D
Primatologist, International Primatological Society