Plastic is poisoning life on Earth. It’s everywhere: in the rain, our food, even in the human placenta!
We have seen it choking life in the deepest oceans and on the highest mountains. Now, shocking studies are finding plastic pollution everywhere: in the rain, our food, our drinking water, even in the human placenta! It’s poisoning us and our very life on Earth.
But finally we have a unique opportunity to change this.
Right now, the United Nations is considering a new ambitious global treaty to end plastic pollution. If countries agree to it, we have a real chance of cleaning up our planet! But big polluters are already trying to water down the proposal.
It’s up to all of us to show them that the whole world supports the strongest possible treaty to end the plastic crisis! Governments are meeting in days – click to add your voice, and forward it to everyone you can.
Plastic is toxic from the moment production begins. It is made from the same dirty fossil fuels that are driving the climate crisis, and the bad news is that it does not decompose! A plastic bottle breaks down into tiny, invisible pieces that can travel around the world through water and air, contaminating our seas, our rivers, and even our bodies!
Even rain is polluted with plastic. Scientists in the US found that rain is flooding protected national parks with 1,000 tons of microplastics every year – that is the equivalent of pouring over 120 million plastic bottles!
This is a planetary emergency, and we need an urgent, coordinated international response. That is why more than 100 countries are calling for a binding global treaty, which could bring an end to the throwaway-plastic culture, and transition the world towards a future that protects people, wildlife, and our climate.
But big oil and chemical firms, as well as a small group of countries, led by Japan, are already trying to weaken the plan. So we need to mobilise fast, and show our governments at the key UN meeting this month that people everywhere demand the most robust treaty to end the plastic plague:
Take action and make your voice heard by demanding a Global Treaty on Plastics!
This is the best chance we have ever had to kick-start a coordinated, international response – so we all have to speak out now, and keep pushing until we win a world safe from plastic.