Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marine pollution, Education
Based in Argentina, Unplastify organizes talks, workshops, coastal clean-ups to raise awareness, inspire and exchange ideas. The group supports the 'unplastifying process', including educating access to alternative products and services, and by collaborating with science and research organizations to amplify the impact of their findings. In 2019-2020, Unplastify guided more than 3,300 students in 20 school to develop their own unplastifying strategies in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. 10 companies in Argentina and Chile also took up the challenge, avoiding 60,521 kg of plastic. At an institutional level, one of the key achievements was contributing to legislation progressively banning single-use plastic in Argentina.