Ellen MacArthur Foundation
|Founded||23 June 2009|
|Founder||Dame Ellen MacArthur, Chair of Trustees
Philip Sellwood, Trustee
Peter Morgan, Trustee
|Headquarters||Cowes, United Kingdom|
|Andrew Morlet, Chief Executive Officer|
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a British registered charity with the stated aim of inspiring a generation to re-think, re-design & build a positive future through the framework of a circular economy.
The foundation was founded on 23 June 2009 and was publicly launched on 2 September 2010 by Dame Ellen MacArthur at the National Science Museum. The Foundation was launched with the support of a group of 'Founding Partners', B&Q, BT, Cisco, National Grid and Renault The charity was inspired by MacArthur's sailing experiences and she put £500,000 of her own money into the project. £6 million was also raised by the five founding partners.
On 17 May 2017, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in conjunction with the Prince of Wales' International Sustainability Unit, launched a $2 million prize fund for innovations in the management of waste plastics.
- Charity Commission. Ellen MacArthur Foundation, registered charity no. 1130306.
- "Interview: Ellen MacArthur - Voyage of self-discovery". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
- "Top yachtswoman Ellen teams up with university to promote sustainable living". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
- "Prince of Wales: plastic in world's oceans is a 'growing human disaster'". The Daily Telegraph. 18 May 2017.
- "A new $2 million prize to stop plastic waste taking over the oceans". World Economic Forum. 18 May 2017.