About Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a growing global alliance of more than 750 organizations, businesses, and thought leaders in 60 countries working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, waterways, the ocean, and the environment. 

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a project of Earth Island Institute, a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, organized and existing under the laws of California (Federal Tax ID #94-2889684)

Chief Executive Officer Dianna Cohen

Managing Director Julia Cohen

Deputy Director Summer Coish

Director of Innovative Projects Sandra Curtis

Director of Communications Emily DiFrisco
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Coalition Program Director Eli Wilkins-Malloy

Technology & Digital Operations Director Roshani Kothari

Marketing & Digital Strategist Julianne Waite

The Last Plastic Straw Jackie Nuñez, Founder & Program Manager

Office & Development Manager Sarah Baczewski

Executive Assistant Dan Kerry

Office 323 936 3010


We’re hiring!

Plastic Pollution Coalition is hiring a Legislative Director / Toolkit Project Manager. Email jobs@plasticpollutioncoalition.org for more information.


Scientific Advisory Board

Abigail Barrows, MPhil, marine research scientist, Adventure Scientists, College of the Atlantic, and Global Microplastics Initiative; Arlene Blum, Ph.D, biophysical chemist and mountaineer; Sylvia Earle, Ph.D, oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer; Marcus Eriksen, Ph.D, explorer and plastic pollution education specialist; Rolf Halden, Ph.D, director, Center for Environmental Security, ASU Biodesign Institute; Jeremy Jackson, Ph.D, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Pete Meyers, Ph.D, Founder and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences; Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D, Marine biologist, California Academy of Sciences chairman; Charles Rolsky, Ph.D, student in evolutionary biology, ASU Biodesign Institute; Hideshige Takada, Ph.D, professor of organic geochemistry, Tokyo University; Tierney Thys, Ph.D, marine biologist, National Geographic Emerging Explorer; Janette Wallis, Ph.D, Primatologist, International Primatological Society


Founding Advisors

Sylvia Earle, Wallace J. Nichols, Captain Charles Moore, Anna Cummins, Marcus Eriksen, Beth Terry, Todd Sali, Enric Sala, David DeRothschild, Jackson Browne, Alice Waters, Joanna Moore, Ed Begley Jr., Ben Harper, Richard Walden, Leslie Tamminen, Mark Christy, Chris Jordan

Supporting Artist Allies

Alvaro Soler Arpa, Barcelona, Spain
Jo Atherton, United Kingdom
Dianna Cohen, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mark Dion, New York, NY, USA
Andrew Hughes, United Kingdom
Chris Jordan, Seattle, WA, USA
Max Liboiron, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Pam Longobardi, Atlanta, GA, USA
Susan Middleton, San Francisco, CA, USA
Cynthia Minet, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Alexis Rockman, New York, NY, USA
Judith Selby/Richard Lang, California, USA
Pinar Yoldas, Turkey

Youth Ambassadors

Helena Barrett, Washington D.C., USA
Madhvi Chittoor, Arvada, CO, USA
Summer Faith, California, USA
Abby Goldberg, Grayslake, IL, USA
Lilly Platt, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Shelby O'Neil, San Juan Bautista, CA, USA
Hannah Testa, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Miranda Wang and Jenny Yao, California, USA
Charlotte Weir, California, USA
Melati & Isabel Wijsen, Bali, Indonesia 

Co-Founders

Lisa Kaas Boyle, Dianna Cohen, Julia Cohen, Manuel Maqueda, Daniella Russo

Executive Advisory Board

Jackson Browne, Elyssa Elbaz, Michelle Esrick, Annie Farman, Peter Gilmer, John Gorman, Ann Luskey, Heather White, Alexa Woodward, and Andrea Arria-Devoe