François and Charlotte


In 2018, we decided to pull our socks up and act. We are convinced that we have all our part to play. We can’t turn back the clock, but we can choose to change our habits.

As The Plastic Flamingo, we are utopian enough to fight for a fairer world, where peoples can access to clean water and live in clean cities. We are committed to find a solution to tackle ocean plastic pollution.

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Francois and Charlotte started their married life by a world cycling tour for one year, riding from France to Vietnam. During this one-year tour they realized how diverse the world is, but also very polluted. François made the promise to find a solution one day to tackle plastic pollution in the environment!

François in the Philippines

François designed both an efficient plastic waste management system, flexible and suitable to developing countries, and also a recycling process able to finance the collection activities.

In August 2018, Charlotte & François moved to the Philippines to launch the project for real.

Tim at The Plaf
Charlotte at The Plaf
François at The Plaf

“We do not inherit earth from our ancestors: we borrow it from our children.”

Native American proverb



Destrand is our associate and professional coach. Thanks to Veronique and Jean-Marie’s help and advices, we managed to design our strategy, mitigate the risks and stay positive!

Ralph Cuazon is a student in engineering at University of The Philippines. He helps us to find a good combination to melt different plastics.

Jonas Lichando is the CEO of a company of ironworks. He is a great support in mechanics.



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