We’re facing mountains of plastic pollution.

Take action today and help us beat this rubbish problem.


Sign the Petition

Our world has an urgent rubbish problem. But Christians in Aotearoa and around the globe are uniting to take action.

Plastic pollution is a serious threat to people and our environment. Two billion people have no safe way to dispose of rubbish, and people in poverty suffer the worst impacts of this rubbish problem. They are forced to live and work among piles of waste. It is making them sick, releasing toxic fumes, and contributing to flooding in their communities. Tearfund’s research reveals it's causing up to a million deaths each yeari.

On the flip side, individuals from these communities are playing a crucial role in helping us address this rubbish problem. Roughly 60% of all plastic recycled globally is collected by individuals working as waste-pickersii. They salvage and resell the reusable and recyclable materials others have thrown away.

Jesus told his followers that even the smallest amount of faith can move mountains.

So, we are asking you to put your faith into action and join us in demanding an end to plastic pollution. And 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 global treaty on plastic pollution. But it’s not a done deal and we want to make sure it includes plans to make the transition to a low-plastic economy just and fair for the individuals and communities that rely on plastic for their livelihoods.

Poverty is not God’s plan. You are. Sign our petition today.

Call on world leaders to end plastic pollution and its harmful impact on people living in poverty.

Sign the Petition

Join our Rubbish Campaign

As well as signing the petition there are other ways
to help tackle the world’s rubbish problem, from
prayer to getting your church involved.

Take the Rubbish Campaign to your Church and community.

Learn more about the global plastics treaty.

Learn more about the impact of plastic pollution on people in poverty.

 “He lifts the poor from the dust and the needy from the garbage dump. He sets them among princes, even the princes of his own people!”

Psalm 113:7 – 8 (NLT)


i.     Tearfund (2019) No time to waste: Tackling the plastic pollution crisis before it’s too late, p iii. https://learn.tearfund.org/en/resources/policy-reports/no-time-to-waste

ii.    https://globalrec.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Submission-to-UNEP-for-the-first-INC-in-Uruguay-from-Global-Alliance-of-Waste-pickers-1.pdf