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Body of a Galapagos sea lion with a plastic bag wrapped around its neck

END PLASTIC POLLUTION

Plastic is everywhere. From Coromandel beaches to the remote Antarctic, it is silently choking our planet. Most plastic becomes trash after a single use. Plastic has contaminated the soil, rivers and oceans.

It’s even entered our food chain. Every year, people and animals consume more and more plastic from our food and drinking water.

Ask the world’s governments to act now. Stop this crisis before it’s too late!

Eight million tonnes of plastic go into our oceans every year. Together, we can stop that.

9%

is the percentage of plastics that are recycled globally

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Plastic waste on a French beach

WE NEED A GLOBAL TREATY TO END PLASTIC POLLUTION

Many of us are doing our bit to reduce plastics pollution. Here in New Zealand, our government heard people like you calling for action, and agreed to ban single use plastic bags. 

But we can't solve this alone. We need a global deal to fix a global problem. Let's keep the momentum going. Call on the world's governments to introduce a new global legally binding agreement to stop plastics polluting our oceans!

90%

is how many of the world's seabirds have fragments of plastic in their stomachs

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From the Galapagos to the Amazon, plastic can have horrific consequences in the world's most precious, unique wild places. There are countless reasons why we need to a new deal to stop plastic pollution. From a Galapagos sea lion with a plastic bag wrapped around its neck to a Brazilian giant otter playing with a plastic bottle, plastics are invading our natural world. So our call is simple: No plastic in nature.

 

Hundreds of years

is how long a plastic bottle to decompose - and before then, it turns into dangerous microplastic

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TOGETHER, WE CAN CHANGE THIS


80%

is how much ocean plastic comes from land

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