About us

Who ARE WE?

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 organisationswhich, together with friends and volunteers, aim to preserve the environment of the two islands, focusing on the problem of plastic pollution.

What do we do?

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.

MEMBERS

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 TerraAsociación OndineAssociació de Voluntaris d´EivissaBSplashCleanwaveClub Nàutic Sant Antoni de PortmanyCentro de Recuperación de Especies Marinas (CREM), Fundación ConcienciaFundación para la Conservación de Ibiza y FormenteraFundación DeixallesFundación Marilles, GEN-GOB Eivissa, IBI Foundation, Ibiza Fenix, Ibiza LimpiaLove Ibiza NowOceanic GlobalProartsoSokhratesQué CelesteVellmari

Amics de la Terra Eivissa
Amics de la Terra Eivissa
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"An insular association formed in 1989 by a group of people aware of and willing to work to solve the island's environmental problems." - Hazel Morgan, Friends of the Earth Eivissa
Associació de Voluntaris d'Eivissa
Associació de Voluntaris d'Eivissa
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"We are people like you, or like anyone else, who decide to use our free time in small actions that can help in some way." - Joan Sillero, Associació de Voluntaris d'Eivissa
B Splash
B Splash
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"We have in mind a main objective: to find innovative ways to promote sustainability on the island of Ibiza." - Sofia Ribas Bamber, B Splash
Cleanwave
Cleanwave
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"We believe that water is life and that access to water should be free!" - Line Hadsbierg, Cleanwave
Ibiza and Formentera Preservation
Ibiza and Formentera Preservation
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"We aspire to preserve the extraordinary natural value and beauty of Ibiza and Formentera." - Sandra Benbeniste, Ibiza and Formentera Preservation
Fundació Deixalles
Fundació Deixalles
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"Once the Fair Trade project was consolidated, we launched the socio-labor integration project and the management of bulky waste." - Joan Carles Palerm, Fundació Deixalles
Gen-Gob
Gen-Gob
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"It is our purpose, according to our statutes: to achieve a stable and definitive balance between human activities and nature conservation in order to achieve an environment of ecological and social sustainability." - Marià Marí, GEN-GOB
Ibiza Fenix Educación Holística
Ibiza Fenix Educación Holística
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"In our world view, art and holistic education are the areas from which we redesign our presence on the planet, seeking creative and functional solutions." - Barbara di Giacinto, Ibiza Fenix ​​Holistic Education
Clean Ibiza
Clean Ibiza
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"We help keep Ibiza beautiful. Wherever we go, we clean up!" - Mirko Abruzzese, Ibiza Clean
For the planet
For the planet
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"We are For The Planet, formerly known as Proartso, an NGO formed by a passionate group of artists and environmentalists who act to restore the natural balance of our planet. Our focus is on art and direct action." - Harmony Hita, For The Planet
Noctiluca Asociación
Noctiluca Asociación
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"The plankton that shines in the sea as it oxygenates at night gives name to our association of scientists, educators and sailors of the ‘Noctiluca’ boat." - Marta Clemente, Noctiluca Association
One Planet One Life
One Planet One Life
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"We only have one planet to live on and only one life to enjoy it and to do something for it." - Diego De la Viña Bastida, One Planet One Life
Posidonia Green Project
Posidonia Green Project
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"An organic structure that covers the Mediterranean basin, acting according to the axes of research & innovation, communication & dissemination and policies on the themes of: Marine debris, Climate change, Sustainable fisheries and Governance for environmental protection (MPAs)." - Vanessa Sarah Salvo, Posidonia Green Project
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Our Coordinators

Myrto Pispini

Ana Villanueva

Coordinator of Plastic Free Ibiza

Carolina Blanco

Carolina Blasco

Coordinator of Plastic Free Formentera

The problem

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