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How we work


We didn't invent the circular wheel. We're just pushing its agenda

Stichting Bye Bye Plastic Foundation is a Dutch-registered Foundation since January 28th, 2020.

RSIN: 860916972

Kvk / CoC: 77155122


Current Board Members

President _ Vivie-Ann Bakos

Secretary _ Camille Guitteau

Treasurer _ Victor Baumert


As a non-profit (stichting), Bye Bye Plastic is committed to directly benefitting the general purpose. We are also committed to work with a very high level of transparency. We chose to pursue our actions from the music ecosystem, because music is a universal language and knows no barriers. The unique connecting power of music enables us to have a wide positive impact & help mindsets evolve, while pursuing activities directly beneficial to all levels of society. Every inhabitant of an area, every piece of fauna & flora, directly benefits from reduction of the plastic pollution surrounding them.

Furthermore, every music fan can help & play a role with the Foundation.  We tackle every single stakeholder of the music ecosystem, starting with the artists as the influential figures, in order to better reach events as well as music audiences.

We guide each of these stakeholders by developing small, directly actionable steps for them: From plastic clean-ups with the community, to plastic-free advocacy tools for artists, through providing guidance on most effective plastic-free solutions available for organisations & music industry professionals. We trigger behavioural change through knowledge sharing & culturally relevant advocacy.

Each activity, program & operation is informed by our set of nonprofit policies, global environmental guidelines, as well as industry network relationships.
Find more about them below.


You can browse here our Policy Plan (in Dutch) containing all operational & managerial policies, as well as teams & compensation policies.

You can also consult here our 2020 Financial Summary.

Sustainability Guidelines

Bye Bye Plastic's ultimate goal to eliminate single-use plastic from the music industry 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 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 pursued.


Planetary Boundaries

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?


Sustainability certifications


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.


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.

We'd love to hear from you

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