About the Plastic Footprint Network

PFN emerged from the recognized need for standardization and harmonization of methodologies and frameworks for assessing, measuring, and mitigating global plastic pollution.

The network builds upon pioneering efforts of plastic pollution specialists at EA – Earth Action and Quantis, particularly the Plastic Leak Project released in 2020. The Plastic Leak Project guidelines introduced the first comprehensive methodology for global companies to assess the environmental impact of plastics utilized in their products, services, and operations.

As plastic pollution continues to be a significant global issue, PFN provides a collaborative space where individuals and organizations are uniting to chart a new, more effective path toward plastic pollution mitigation. 


The focus of the network is establishing harmonized, science-based frameworks and strategies for plastic pollution assessment, target setting and mitigation action. Other network efforts include advocating for meaningful global solutions, including a robust Plastics Treaty. Organizations committed to demonstrating leadership in the fight against plastic pollution are encouraged to join the network and take advantage of benefits including:

1. Innovation and Problem Solving:

Contribute, develop, explore and exchange innovative ideas and creative solutions to the plastic pollution crisis with other committed companies and individuals.

2. Collaboration Opportunities: 

Connect and collaborate with diverse stakeholders to amplify your impact in addressing plastic pollution.

3. Demonstrate Commitment and Capacity Building:

Demonstrate your commitment to addressing plastic pollution by fostering a more comprehensive understanding of plastic pollution challenges and ensuring broad implementation of effective solutions.

4. Advocacy and Policy Influence:

Garner the support needed to advocate for sustainable practices and policies, contributing to a significant reduction in plastic waste at local, national, and international levels.

5. Information Sharing:

Remain informed to stay ahead of risks and opportunities, and be empowered to pursue a plastic pollution-free future with the latest industry insights and strategies coming from network members.

Scientific committee

The scientific committee is made up of global plastic pollution leaders who contribute their expertise to ensure all PFN methodologies and frameworks are evidence-based, rigorous, high-quality and effective for their intended purpose.

Plastic Footprint Network Members and Collaborators

PFN members represent a broad spectrum of stakeholders including: brand owners, product manufacturers, environmental consultants, sustainability activators, plastics researchers, footprint specialists, and NGOs who are leading global plastic pollution mitigation efforts.

About Ea – Earth Action

EA – Earth Action is a research consultancy and a member of the European Network of Ecodesign Centres (ENEC). Committed to closing sustainability knowledge gaps, EA focuses on pioneering research and methodologies, especially in the domain of global plastic pollution management.


In 2021, EA introduced Plasteax, an influential platform providing polymer-specific waste management and leakage data to various stakeholders worldwide. The invaluable insights from Plasteax contribute significantly to multiple plastic pollution studies and decision-making processes.

Join the network

All individuals and organizations that are committed to using robust science and collaboration to create solutions to the plastic pollution crisis are invited to join the Plastic Footprint Network.

Katie Powell

Senior Consultant

Katie is a Senior Consultant in Anthesis’ Production and Consumption team, experienced using data analysis to support the private sector reduce their environmental impact and the public sector develop policies to drive environmental improvements. Katie works to calculate clients packaging footprints and develop strategies to increase packaging sustainability, considering whole lifecycle impacts. In addition to packaging, Katie has experience tackling marine plastics, and has supported Defra to explore policy options to tackle marine litter from fishing gear.

Julien Boucher


Julien Boucher is a sustainability entrepreneur and expert with over 15 years of experience in sustainability consulting, research and eco-design. He recently played a pivotal role in the development of plastic footprint methodologies and modelling of both micro- and macro- plastic pollution. He is a co-founder of Quantis in 2006, EA Earth Action in 2012, and Plasteax in 2021. Julien is lead author of > 20 publications and scientific reports and conducted consultancy projects for over 200 clients. Julien sits in the board of REFFNET, ENEC & ASL.

Anne-Marie Boulay


After more than 10 years in Life Cycle Impact Assessment, Anne-Marie Boulay has become an expert on water footprint, providing water footprint training for UNEP and ISO in developing countries around the world and she is the Canadian chair of ISO sub-committee on Life Cycle Assessment. Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal and CIRAIG, she is also chairing the WULCA working group on water use in LCA of UN Environment, the LEAP working group of FAO on water footprint and the MARILCA working group (UN Environment and FSLCI) on marine impacts, specifically plastic litter, in LCA.

Anna Kounina

Senior Sustainability Consultant

Anna works as senior sustainability at Quantis since 2010. Her goal as a consultant is to foster the understanding of environmental impacts and leverage the power of business to restore and enhance biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystems. Anna was the key technical lead on the Plastic Leakage Project guidelines, co-developed the Guidelines for Corporate Plastic Stewardship in collaboration with the 3Ri initiative, EA and South Pole and currently works with small to large size companies to analyse their plastic footprint and build a sustainability strategy encompassing plastic metrics.

Mariana Revilla


An environmental engineer by training, as a consultant at South Pole, Mariana has become an expert at bridging plastic waste data with climate change impacts to design sustainable packaging strategies for clients. Previous to South Pole, Mariana worked across Mexico setting up waste management strategies for organizations. Mariana holds a Bachelors in Environmental Engineering from the University of Anahuac, Mexico and a Masters of Science in Corporate Environmental Management from the University of Surrey, UK.

Shajeeshan Lingeswaran


Shajeeshan Lingeswaran is Manager, Mathematical Modelling & Data Science, at Systemiq. In the past year, he has led various analytical pieces at Systemiq, in particular, he took the lead role in developing the NAM tool in partnership with the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) to support countries in establishing their roadmaps. Currently Shajeeshan is leading the global launch of the decision support tool, Plastic IQ (PIQ), to allow companies in the CPG/FMCG sector to assess and analyse a full range of solutions to calculate how their company’s plastic packaging strategy affects their plastic and carbon impact

Daniel Håbesland

Senior Program Officer

Daniel Håbesland is a Senior Program Officer on the Plastic & Material Science team at WWF. He leads the team’s work on measurement and reporting and manages the ReSource Footprint Tracker, the framework through which organizations in ReSource: Plastic, the U.S. Plastics Pact, and the Canada Plastics Pact report on and track progress against their plastic commitments. Using the data collected through the ReSource Footprint Tracker, Daniel advises companies on their sustainable packaging strategies and identifies key trends, challenges, and opportunities for collective action. He also works closely with other leading organizations in the corporate plastic disclosure space to drive for harmonization of definitions, metrics, and methodologies.