All About the Rubbish Campaign

A global plastics treaty is coming. Let's make sure it cuts pollution and serves people in poverty.

Our world has an urgent rubbish problem, but Christians around the world are uniting to take action

2 billion people – one in four of us – have no safe way to dispose of rubbish, meaning many are forced to live and work among piles of waste. This is making people sick, releasing toxic fumes, flooding communities and causing up to 1,000,000 deaths each year. That’s one person dying every 30 seconds.

The rapid growth of single-use plastics has made this crisis worse. It’s fuelling our throw-away culture, threatening people’s health and it's making the climate emergency worse.

We’re now facing mountains of plastic pollution, dumped or burnt around the world. But Jesus told his followers that even the smallest amount of faith can move mountains. So please join us in prayer and action to demand an end to plastic pollution.

We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to do just that.

During 2023 and 2024, nearly 200 governments are meeting to develop the first-ever international agreement on plastic pollution. But it’s not a done deal. We need to add our voices from all across the world to make sure leaders don’t throw away this opportunity. 

Christians from every continent are calling for an effective, binding plan that holds big polluters to account, reduces plastic production, supports the vital work of waste pickers, and ends the impacts of plastic pollution on people living in poverty.

By praying, speaking up, changing our lifestyles and hosting events in our schools, communities and churches, we can love our neighbours around the world and put pressure on governments to listen to the voices of people suffering right now. We believe every person is created by God in his image, has value, and should have the opportunity to live a full life, free of all this rubbish. 

Please sign the petition here and pray for the treaty we need.

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