Plastic Free Ibiza and Formentera is a movement consolidated in 2018 and promoted by the Ibiza Preservation Foundation (IPF).
It has united more than 20 local and non-profit organizations , with the aim of conserving and preserving the environment of the Pitiusas Islands, focusing on the serious problems of plastic pollution.
All members of the movement share the same vision and urgency, which is why we are unifying their knowledge and experience in both the environmental and social arena in order to design a comprehensive roadmap and make our islands free from single-use plastic.
Plastic Free Ibiza and Formentera is part of the global Break Free From Plastic movement, which involves more than 1,000 NGOs and millions of citizens worldwide.
Our vision is to care for and protect the natural environment of the Pitiusas Islands from the siege of plastic waste, as well as promoting respect and responsibility for the natural beauty, culture and historical heritage of Ibiza and Formentera. We wish that our islands, our ecosystems, our agriculture, our food, our drinking water and the air that we breathe, will be again free of toxic substances from plastic waste.
It’s a shared vision: The local population, businesses and local authorities should act at the same time as defenders of the values they share, managing to eliminate all single-use plastic and reduce consumption of other plastic products that are not necessary.
Our main objective is that the islands of Ibiza and Formentera to be free of single use plastics by 2023.
What we stand for
In recent years, our planet is drowning in a sea of plastics. The situation it’s so critical that “if we don’t change the way we produce and use plastics, by 2050 there may well be more plastic than fish in the sea.”
The islands of Ibiza and Formentera, with a permanent population of more than 150,000 inhabitants, face an infinite increase of waste entering a finite natural environment and the millions of tourist visitors we receive each summer season only aggravates the problem.
Recent scientific studies reveal that in the north of Ibiza there are several zones with a concentration of more than a million plastic fragments per square kilometer.
From the Plastic Free Ibiza and Formentera movement, we want to create awareness and generate environmental criteria. We want to offer easy solutions for the reduction and possible removal of single-use plastics, as well as encourage the reuse and recycling of plastics in our homes, businesses and public institutions.
We are focused on single-use plastics because they are the ones that most often end up polluting our land and our seas. According to the European Union, single-use plastic items account for about half of all plastic marine waste that has been accounted for on European beaches.
The members of the Plastic Free Ibiza and Formentera Movement are mainly associations and foundations that are Non Profit Organizations with a socio-environmental purpose and a great 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 the movement Plastic Free Ibiza and Formentera
Coordinator of Plastic Free Formentera