Photo copyright: Thirza Schaap / Plastic Ocean
"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 working Foundation in “start-up mode” to the service of the only one ocean that covers this planet – to generate public awareness about plastic and microplastic pollution, advocate the need for alternatives and foster innovative solutions to invent the future.
We pledge to support the development of solutions that will help end the cycle of plastics and microplastics flowing into our ocean.
About the 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 of No More Plastic
and co-writer of the No More Plastic Manifesto
"Today microplastics are everywhere. In deep ocean, in Antarctic ice, even in space and drifting in the air or falling with rain over mountains and cities.
The future is to drasticaly reduce our consumption of plastic. And definitively innovate.
Ocean is the treasure of the humanity.
We must preserve it, protect it, help it regenerate itself, for the future of life on Earth.
Today, our planet is simply wrapped in plastic.
Some say we are in the digital age, I say we are in the plastic age.
Plastic never goes away, even when it breaks down.
It turns into small particles and stays for centuries in the atmosphere, in the ocean, in the soil.
Plastic pollution has today become one of the biggest environmental scourges of our time.
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.
We must act now.
If we don't take concrete actions, now, not in 2030, not in 2040, but now, plastic pollution will suffocate the ocean and human with it.
You have surely heard that recycled plastic is the solution to this problem.
And maybe you even believe it. Like you, I believed in it.
I thought that it was a great idea. But the truth is that it is totally wrong.
Plastic recycling doesn't change the game. It contributes to the problem, it is just greenwashing.
Nothing else. During my researches with scientists, I discovered that plastic is a dangerous material throughout its entire cycle of life for the environment but also for human health.
Our world needs transformational changes.
We must learn to unlearn. Let's use the human genius to transform the world, not to destroy it.
If we destroy the resources of our planet, we create a world where it will be more and more difficult to live.
Haunted by this idea, I decided to do something concrete to change our society, to inspire, to rethink our way of consuming, this is how No More Plastic was born.
We should all educate ourselves, understand to act better.
What sort of future do we want to create ?
We really need to think about where our plastic trash ends up and what it becomes.
When we buy or produce a product, it is imperative to think about the butterfly effect it will have on the planet, our ecosystem.
Many alternatives already exist.
It is by being informed and responsible consumers, eco-conscious humans that we can create a future we will be proud.
There is 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."
Secretary-General of No More Plastic
Co-writer of the No More Plastic Manifesto
"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 a ban of single-use plastics.
We will have what we want because it just depends of what we do.
We are the solution."