About Us

Let’s rethink plastic

Rethink Plastic is an alliance of leading European NGOs, with thousands of active groups, supporters and citizens in every EU Member State.

We bring together policy and technical expertise from a variety of relevant fields, and work with European policy-makers to design and deliver policy solutions for a future that is free from plastic pollution.

We are part of the global Break Free From Plastic movement, along with over 2000 groups and millions of citizens worldwide.

Our campaign

Plastic is one of the fastest growing pollutants in the world. The way we currently design, produce and consume plastics is both unsustainable and inefficient. European citizens are increasingly concerned about plastic pollution, and expect the European Union to show leadership and tackle the crisis at source. Urgent measures are needed in 3 key areas: reduction of plastic production and consumption, better design of plastic products to be safe and sustainable, and better management of plastic waste.

Our people

Our coordination team

Our campaigners and policy experts

  • Christina Dixon
    Senior Ocean Campaigner - EIA
  • Elise Vitali
    Project Officer on Chemicals - EEB
  • Frédérique Mongodin
    Senior Policy Officer, Marine Pollution - Seas at Risk
  • Gaëlle Haut
    EU affairs project manager - SFE
  • Giulia Carlini
    Staff Attorney, Environmental Health Program - CIEL
  • Hélène Duguy
    Lawyer, Chemicals - ClientEarth
  • Ioana Popescu
    Senior Programme Manager - ECOS
  • Janek Vahk
    Climate, Energy and Air Pollution Coordinator - ZWE
  • Jean-Pierre Schweitzer
    Policy Officer on Products and Circular Economy - EEB
  • Kevin Stairs
    Advisor - Greenpeace
  • Larissa Copello de Souza
    Consumption and Production Campaigner - ZWE
  • Pierre Condamine
    Waste Policy Officer - ZWE
  • Samy Porteron
    Programme Manager - ECOS
  • Tatiana Lujan
    Plastics Lead Lawyer - ClientEarth
  • Tatiana Santos
    Senior Policy Officer, Chemicals & Nanotechnology - EEB
  • Tim Grabiel
    Senior Lawyer - EIA
  • Tom Gammage
    Ocean Campaigner - EIA

Associated members

We are part of the #breakfreefromplastic movement

#breakfreefromplastic is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. Since its launch in September 2016, over 2000 groups 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. These organizations share the common values of environmental protection and social justice, which guide their work at the community level and represent a global, unified vision.
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