Plastic harms our communities from the moment fossil fuels are taken from the earth to when the waste is thrown away. Plastic is poisoning our food, our air, our water, our blood, and the bodies of our children. This is not acceptable.
Wealthy countries dump plastic waste on our shores, leaving our governments, waste pickers, and communities to deal with the costs of other people’s mess. This is waste colonialism. And it has to stop.
We didn’t start the plastic problem, but together we can end it. Together, we can lead the fight for a strong global plastics treaty that dramatically cuts plastic production, holds polluting companies accountable, and restores justice.