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This is still a Rubbish Campaign

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

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The rubbish problem

The rapid growth of single-use plastics and mismanaged waste is fuelling our rubbish problem, threatening people’s health and making the climate emergency worse.

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

So, we are asking you to join us in prayer and action, to demand an end to plastic pollution and this rubbish problem.

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Our world has a rubbish problem – and it’s hitting people living in poverty the hardest. More than 50,000 of us have taken action together.

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Tearfund Rubbish Campaign Briefing Paper Plastic Pollution Poverty

Plastic Pollution and Poverty

A once in a lifetime opportunity to stop the rubbish.

During 2023 and 2024, nearly 200 governments, including Australia will gather to negotiate the world’s first global agreement to address plastic pollution.

In response to this once in a lifetime opportunity, Tearfund has developed a briefing paper called Plastic Pollution and Poverty to highlight the impact of plastic pollution on our world’s most vulnerable communities and to help shape the formation of an effective and legally binding treaty.

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Tearfund Resource Report Plastic Pollution and Flooding Summary 2023

Plastic Pollution and Flooding

Estimating the global impact of plastic pollution on urban flooding events and their associated impact on human health.

The accumulation of mismanaged plastic waste is a serious issue globally. It has severe negative impacts on biodiversity and the environment, as well as on livelihoods and human health...

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TEAR Report No Time To Waste

Report: No Time To Waste

Tackling the plastic pollution crisis before it’s too late

A 2019 report launched by our colleagues in the UK, which focuses on the problem of the huge recent increase in the distribution of single-use plastics across the globe to countries lacking the capacity to collect and manage waste. Central to the findings of the report is that plastic pollution is damaging the health and livelihoods of millions of people living in poverty.

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Tearfund Rubbish Campaign Church Resource

Living Simply Together

Church Resource

This resource is intended to help you take your church on a journey: connecting the dots between consumerism, plastic pollution and its impact on people living in poverty – and our response as followers of Jesus. We believe every person, created by God, has value and should have the opportunity to live a full life, free of all this rubbish.


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Resources for loving our global neighbours and putting pressure on governments to listen to the voices of people suffering - so they can live a full life, free of all this rubbish.

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Frequently asked questions

Common questions about the Rubbish Campaign.

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What is the Global Plastic Treaty?

The development of a legally binding treaty on plastic pollution is an incredible opportunity to bring about systemic, wide-ranging change on plastics and waste.

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