The Plastic Free Ibiza and Formentera movement was formed in 2018, promoted by Ibiza and Formentera Preservation.
It is made up of 14 main members: local non-profit organisations, which, together with friends and volunteers, aim to preserve the environment of the two islands, focusing on the problem of plastic pollution.
We raise environmental awareness and develop criteria to fight the plastic threat.
We offer solutions for the reduction and elimination of single-use plastics, as well as for the reuse and recycling of plastics in our homes, companies and public institutions.
Raising awareness and taking action are the only options to free ourselves from the consumption and waste habits that are so damaging to the environment.
Our vision of islands without plastic
Our vision is for Ibiza and Formentera to be free of single-use plastics, by promoting alternatives to plastic and a circular and regenerative economy.
We want to achieve this through sustainable practices both in companies and at home, promoting new models of local and bulk consumption, as well as encouraging optimal waste management, through constant work with local administrations.
Our mission is to join forces with citizens, administrations, international associations and companies so that the islands of Ibiza and Formentera are free of single-use plastics by 2023.
What we stand for
We hope that our islands, our land, our marine ecosystems, our agriculture, our food, our drinking water and the air we breathe will all become free of toxic substances derived from plastic.
We care for and protect the natural environment of Ibiza and Formentera from the global deluge of plastics and we promote respect and responsibility towards the authentic natural, cultural and historical beauty of these islands.
The members of the Plastic Free Ibiza and Formentera Movement are mainly associations and foundations that are non-profit organisations with a socio-environmental purpose and shared concern about the threat of plastic pollution in our islands.
Amics de la Terra, Asociación Ondine, Associació de Voluntaris d´Eivissa, BSplash, Cleanwave, Club Nàutic Sant Antoni de Portmany, Centro de Recuperación de Especies Marinas (CREM), Fundación Conciencia, Fundación para la Conservación de Ibiza y Formentera, Fundación Deixalles, Fundación Marilles, GEN-GOB Eivissa, IBI Foundation, Ibiza Fenix, Ibiza Limpia, Love Ibiza Now, Oceanic Global, Proartso, Sokhrates, Qué Celeste, Vellmari
Coordinator of Plastic Free Ibiza
Coordinator of Plastic Free Formentera
THE PLANET IN DANGER
The level of microplastics on the seabed is at its highest point; 1.9 million pieces were found in a single square meter of seabed.
99% of plastic is believed to accumulate in the deep ocean. The bottles, bags, straws, which are often seen floating on the surface of the water are only “the tip of the iceberg”.
“We were very impressed by the volume of microplastics that we found deposited on the deep seabed. It was much higher than anything we’ve seen before. “
Dr. Ian Kane of the University of Manchester, author of a *study published in the journal Science.
Furthermore, plastic pollution in the marine environment is also a threat to human health due to the large amount of toxic chemicals used in its manufacture.
We thank our sponsors who allow us to continue working towards our goals