Join with Avaaz to end plastic pollution
It has been projected that by the year 2050, our oceans will have more plastic trash in them than fish. Half of the plastic that we make, we use just once and then throw it away, and much of it ends up in our oceans, choking our seas and the animals in it.
Right now, our governments can stop this atrocity when they meet at a historic summit to outline their clean ocean commitments. Public pressure has made the world’s #2 polluter, Indonesia, commit to a 70% reduction in plastic waste and we can put pressure on the other top polluters to make this same commitment if we work together and as a community with Avaaz.
Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers. They take action — signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing “offline” protests and events — to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform the decisions that affect us all.
Avaaz has put together a petition that they will be sending to the Head of the UN Environment Programme. We can add our names to put pressure on other countries to commit to a reduction in plastic waste.
“If one million of us get behind a global call the Head of the UN Environment Programme will announce our petition from the summit podium and work with us to push countries to ban single-use plastics and let our oceans breathe again.”
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How you can help
Join with Avaaz and add your name to the cause:
“Plastic pollution is killing our oceans — by 2050 they will have more plastic than fish. We call on you to phase out single-use plastics within the next 5 years, and implement the policies our oceans need to thrive.”