Bye Bye Plastic's ultimate goal to eliminate single-use plastic from the music industry by 2025 is part of a general mission to restore balance on Earth. In order to achieve this, we have committed to aligning our work towards a various set of sustainability guidelines. This framework is in place to ensure that the Foundation follows an international standard from trusted sources like the United Nations, the Stockholm Resilience Center and the Ellen Mc Arthur Global Commitment.
We also consistently stay on top of the sustainability game by pursuing certifications from trusted bodies, and are constantly active in various corners of the music industry, always pushing the agenda forward as part of several working groups
The UN SDGs were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, providing a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
Like many other non-profits around the globe, Bye Bye Plastic uses this framework to measure and align its actions, making sure they constantly work on a collective path that benefits the greater good.
Bye Bye Plastic actively works towards two main SDGs:
12 _ Responsible Consumption & Production
13 _ Climate Action
Additionally, the Foundation works towards SDGs 3 9 11 14 15 and 17, making up for a total of eight SDGs that are actively being followed.
The Planetary Boundaries is a framework defined by Johan Rockstrom and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. It defines nine biological limits for human society to remain within if we want to continue enjoying life on Earth as we've known it until recently. This framework defines a safe operating space for humanity, based on the elements that regulate the stability of Earth. Those nine planetary boundaries are: Land System Change / Biosphere Integrity / Climate Change / Freshwater Use / Biochemical Flows / Ocean Acidification / Atmospheric Aerosol Loading / Stratospheric Ozone Depletion / Novel Entities
By pursuing its mission, Bye Bye Plastic is committed to helping the global society remain within six of those nine boundaries.
New Plastics Economy & Global Commitment
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched in 2010 to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. Since its creation, the charity has emerged as a global thought leader, establishing the circular economy on the agenda of decision-makers across business, government and academia. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works to inspire a generation to re-think, re-design and build a positive future circular economy.
The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment unites businesses, governments and other organisations behind a common vision and targets to address plastic waste and pollution at its source. Signatories include companies representing 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally, as well as governments, NGOs, universities, industry associations, investors, and other organisations.
Curious to learn more about the key concepts on which those frameworks are based? Wondering what is new in the sustainable world?
A GREENER FESTIVAL
Bye Bye Plastic's two co-Founders are certified A Greener Festival Assessors.
A Greener Festival has developed this event & festival assessment course drawing from 10+ years of experience in assessing festivals and events around the world. Training focuses on the key operational issues of events which create an impact on the environment developing the knowledge and skills of participants to undertake environmental assessments or simply to improve their understanding.
Bye Bye Plastic is an Oceanic Global Implementation Partner.
Given that the Ocean covers over 70 percent of our planet and produces over 70 percent of its oxygen, Oceanic Global is here to empower behavior that protects our ocean’s health and, in turn, our own.
Any business can receive guidance and help in implementing a plastic-free journey. Thanks to its set of certification badges ranging from "Straw Free" to "Plastic Free", dedicated businesses can receive seizable public recognition for their efforts.
INDUSTRY WORK GROUPS
Bye Bye Plastic plays an active role in several national and international industry workgroups. Currently, Bye Bye Plastic is present in the Eco-Rider workgroup organised by French network REEVE, and is actively leading two subgroups within AFEM's Green Working Group.
We believe collaboration is key to foster the development of more efficient research and work methods and is also instrumental in achieving widespread behavioural change.