Bye Bye Plastic
A global team of music insiders, and movement creators
Dreamed up and led by Vivie-Ann aka BLOND:ISH as a grassroots movement, Bye Bye Plastic is now a team of 8 eco warriors on track to wipe out single-use plastic in the music industy.
Bye Bye Plastic has inspired thousands of DJs and event promoters to back the initiative since launching in 2018, through the #PlasticFreeParty movement and Eco Riders.
We officially became a Foundation in January 2020, and have partnered and consulted with industry giants such as International Music Summit (IMS) & SXM Festival. We also led sustainability panels at ADE Green, IMS, Brighton Music Conference and beyond, while turning heads and gaining coverage from media including BBC Newsbeat, GRAMMY, BBC's Victoria Derbyshire, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, Rolling Stone, Mixmag, DWTV (Germany).
YOU TOO CAN JOIN THE MOVEMENT AND EXPLORE HOW WE CAN EVOLVE TOGETHER TOWARDS A #PLASTICFREEPARTY
BLOND:ISH's music takes her to a wealth of magical places worldwide, from Ibiza to Coachella, Tomorrowland to Tulum. Of all the green places on this planet, the story all started one fateful morning at Warung Beach Club in Brasil. You might have heard about BLOND:ISH (aka Vivie-Ann Bakos) playing a monumental DJ set with a mountain of plastic blocking her view of the venue's fabled scenery. That was the aha moment that got her thinking about using her music, voice and platform to create a culture of positive social impact.
Enter Camille. After starting her career hosting radio, event and marketing activations, Camille settled in Amsterdam as part of Gracenote. Soon after, she found herself wanting to contribute to the industry in a different fashion; one that would help build a sustainable future for the planet. A passionate dancer, her own aha moment happened after a summer spent raving on several plastic-filled dance floors, hindering her from enjoying the very music she had come for. This didn't make the cut, and she decided something about it needed to change.
Spread out all over the planet, we’re all busy connecting our local missions into one, global vision. Make some room for us, we’re coming for your dance floor.
Fundraising & Strategic Advisor
Marie is European born, North American grown. Social and environmental impact manager (think greener music shows and safe kind empowering social media spaces for artists and fans). Marie has served in the U.S. and globally in a variety of partnership, development and communication roles with organizations such as the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge, THNK School of Creative Leadership, Amani Institute, Internet of Elephants, Obama for America, the United Nations and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
HENRIK VAN DE VEN
Henrik is a teacher and a researcher in analytical chemistry at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He specializes in the analysis of bio-based chemicals and the innovation thereof. Henrik is passionate about the much needed modernisation in our chemical economy and sees education and outreach as the highest impact he can have. He holds a Ph.D degree from the Universiteti van Amsterdam in chemistry and is the author of several peer reviewed scientific articles and patents.
Harald Friedl is a lead on Special Projects of the COP 26 - Global Climate Action Champion. He is also an ambassador for the Green Deal Circular Festivals. Before that he has been for 3 years the CEO of Circle Economy, a 50-people impact organization based out Amsterdam, leading ecosystem builders translate circular pathways into concrete action on the ground.
Harald has extensive international experience, running both for-and non-profit businesses with a focus on scaling impact. Prior to joining Circle Economy, he spent 5 years in Myanmar where he co-founded the Impact Hub Myanmar and was M.D. of a renewable energy company. He also spent time working with the United Nations in New York, was a spokesperson for the Austrian Government as well as advisor to the Austrian Deputy PM.