"Impossible is not a fact.
It's an opinion.
Impossible is not a declaration.
It's a dare."
No More Plastic Foundation (abbreviated No More Plastic) is a living, non-profit organization in “start-up mode”.
Our mission is to act in preventing plastic and microplastic pollution, which has become a public health issue. We aim to raise awareness among the public and policymakers about the effects of plastic overconsumption and overproduction. We are working to implement measures to combat the scourge of plastic pollution and promote sustainable alternative solutions.
Over the last five years, we have played a role in bringing awareness to the detrimental effects of microplastics on health, and we continue to raise awareness on the issue, with a particular focus on two crucial points: the heightened vulnerability of women to plastic pollution and the recognition that plastic recycling is not a viable solution; it exacerbates the problem.
We support the development of innovative solutions to end the cycle of plastics and microplastics, both in the environment and in our bodies, in order to invent the future.
Our goal is to contribute to a world free of plastic pollution.
About No More Plastic logo
Some people have been puzzled by the logo of No More Plastic. It is a turtle with an unusual shape, caused by a 6-pack squeezing its shell as it grew.
Plastic pollution, from discarded fishing nets to bottles and plastic bags, to tiny micro plastics almost invisible to the naked eye, are impacting marine creatures by the millions.
Our turtle is an ambassador for the marine life struggling to survive in a sea of plastic.
This turtle was imagined by our founder Rosalie Mann and designed by the French artist Guillaume Bollier.
Founder & President of No More Plastic
co-writer of the No More Plastic Manifesto
"Today, microplastics are everywhere, pervade various environments: from the depths of the ocean to Antarctic ice, even outer space and drifting in the air or falling with rain or snow over mountains and cities.
The imperative for the future is not only to significantly reduce plastic consumption but also to curtail production.
The ocean is the treasure of humanity, and its preservation, protection, and regeneration are essential for life on Earth.
Our planet is simply wrapped in plastic, marking what some call the digital age but is more aptly described as the plastic age.
Plastic persists indefinitely, breaking down into tiny particles that linger for centuries in the atmosphere, ocean, and soil.
This pervasive plastic pollution stands as one of the greatest environmental challenges of our era.
This problem concerns all of us - whatever our beliefs, our gender, our vision of the world, our tastes, our differences, because it is life on Earth that is threatened.
If we don't take concrete actions now, not in 2030, not in 2040, plastic pollution will suffocate the ocean and human with it.
We must act now to avert this crisis.
You've likely heard the claim that recycled plastic is the solution to solve this problem, and perhaps you've even bought into it. Like you, I did it before realizing the deception. Recycling seemed like a fantastic idea, but the reality is quite different.
Plastic recycling doesn't change the game; it actually worsens the problem by generating microplastics.
Plastic is hazardous and toxic throughout its entire lifecycle, posing risks to both the environment and human health.
Our world urgently requires transformative changes. We must learn to unlearn and use human ingenuity to transform the world for the better, rather than continuing to harm it.
Haunted by these concerns, I took concrete action to inspire societal change and rethink our consumption habits, thus giving rise to No More Plastic.
We all need to educate ourselves and strive to act better.
What kind of future do we envision? We must consider where our plastic waste ends up and its impact.
When purchasing or producing goods, it's crucial to contemplate the butterfly effect on the planet and our ecosystem.
While many alternatives to plastic already exist, consumers often lack access to them.
By becoming informed and responsible consumers, we can collectively create a future to be proud of.
There's no time to waste; we can all contribute to the solution."
Co-writer of the No More Plastic Manifesto
Alexandra Cousteau is an explorer with National Geographic, a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum and was named Earth Trustee by the United Nations. She is a Senior Advisor for Oceana and has been working to protect and restore the oceans for over 20 years.
“I am the third generation of a family has been deeply connected to the protection of the oceans since 1950. The oceans my grandfather explored were abundant, full of life, and pristine. My father Philippe was one of the first to notice the widespread degradation of the oceans and began articulating a conservation ethic that would shape our collective work until present day. Yet in spite of our best efforts, we have lost 50% of this natural capital. Under these circumstances, preserving what is left seems insufficient. It’s time to embrace an agenda to restore abundance in the oceans by 2050."
Co-writer of the No More Plastic Manifesto
Thinkers50 Radar 2024
"Our lifestyle and consumption make us responsible for the destruction of what allows us all to be alive.
No one can solve better than us this problem.
It's up to us to make things change.
We must act now if we don't want to have more plastic than fish in the ocean one day.
We must rise to the challenge of a lifestyle that doesn't have the effect of permanently and inevitably decimating the resources that make life possible.
We sure know that Dreams without goals, are just Dreams.
We believe in the strength of numbers: the billions of human that we are.
We don’t confuse movement with progress.
We call for concrete actions.
We will have what we want because it just depends of what we do.
We are the solution."
Executive Deputy Director of Special Programs
"We're fighting a new war, against our own extinction from the effects of global warming and plastic pollution.
This existential reflection that many of us have felt during the pandemic lead us to rethink everything.
It's time to start a revolution of a different kind.
It's time to build that sanctuary around this precious earth we hold so dear.
It's time to unite around values of love, peace, equality and the sanctity of life. "