Fighting Plastic

International Women’s Day originated at the dawn of the 20th century, a pivotal era marked by revolutionary ideals, sweeping transformations, and boundless expansion. A century ago, society was amid a profound period of progress and positive change. However, today — while the world grapples with shifting dynamics — these changes are not universally uplifting.

Now, our Earth is in need of green minds to spark creative solutions. This International Women’s Day, we are celebrating five trail-blazing women whose accomplishments move us toward a plastic-free future.

Dianna Cohen
CEO and Co-Founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC), Cohen uses plastic to create a visual and social impact. The PPC’s three pillars are to educate, connect, and advocate; what’s more, the artist fulfills these pillars in her personal life as well.

Nzambi Matee
Founder of Gjenge Makers Ltd., Matee takes plastic waste and converts it into sustainable and affordable building materials in Nairobi, Kenya. With a degree in mechanical engineering, she realized she could combine her education with her passion for sustainability to make something meaningful.

Vili Petrova
Founder of Lena Cup, Petrova uses locally sourced materials and sustainable packing to further remove her menstrual cup company from plastics. She made her passion reality in 2015 with Lena Cup, and she continues to spread awareness of the benefits and greater impacts of reusable menstrual cups.

Karuna Singh
A champion in the fight against plastic, Singh has guided EARTHDAY.ORG events that actively work to reduce plastic pollution. With the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), she helped lead a 100-day campaign against plastic, where cloth was used instead of plastic for bags in markets.

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