God has blessed us with a beautiful world to look after and treasure.
But right now, our world has a rubbish problem – and it’s hitting people living in poverty the hardest.
That’s why we’re launching The Rubbish Campaign, alongside our friends at Tearfund UK. This campaign focuses on one of the most pressing problems of today - averting the plastic pollution crisis.
Join with us to care for God’s amazing creation and show love for our global neighbours.
Two billion people in the world’s poorest countries are living and working among piles of waste.
Why? The amount of single-use plastic is growing, but the capacity to collect and manage the waste isn’t. The effect on both people and the environment is devastating.
The result? The waste mountains are growing, and people are drinking polluted water, breathing toxic air and battling sickness. One million people die every year due to the mismanagement of waste and pollutants. That's 1 person every 30 seconds.
Read: Three powerful ways Christians in Australia can help to turn the tide on the rubbish problem that is harming the people living in our world’s poorest places.
Read: Why multinational companies that sell billions of products in single-use plastic packaging in poorer countries need to use their power for good, not rubbish.
Read: Plastic pollution has a direct impact on our ability to end poverty. Companies who produce single use plastics need to be part of the solution.
Read: We are increasingly coming to understand just how much damage is being done by plastic pollution to people, animals, oceans and landscapes all over the earth.
This situation can change, if we act together.
Jesus calls us to love our neighbours as ourselves (Mark 12:31). Taking action can be a loving act that cares for our global neighbours and honours God.
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Join us in calling on Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever to take responsibility for their plastic waste in poorer countries.Sign petition
Watch our new video featuring TEAR Artist Ambassador and performance poet Joel McKerrow and share in your networks.
This resource provides a range of fun and creative ways to involve your faith community in supporting TEAR’s Rubbish Campaign.Download
TEAR has created this Guide to help you move towards less plastic, more life, in a prayerful and practical way. It’s not a quick, easy fix to our plastic problems, but it’s a place to start.Get the guide
Common questions about the Rubbish Campaign. Read more.
Tackling the plastic pollution crisis before it’s too late. Download the report.
Our exploding use of plastic has created an enormous plastic pollution problem that is inflicting harm on people and our planet in unprecedented ways. Watch and share this short video.
This was the situation facing Rubina and her family. Read her story.
To beat poverty + injustice, we need to tackle waste.