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SUPPORT A GLOBAL TREATY
The Toxic Tours expose the aggressive expansion of the oil and petrochemical industry, and the pollution and injustice this plastic production generates. The plastics industry is contributing to climate destruction and is destroying the health and futures of frontline communities around the globe. We cannot allow this to continue. A global treaty on plastics, that includes capping production, is needed.
We are calling for a legally binding global instrument on plastic pollution covering measures along the entire life cycle of plastics, including extraction of feedstocks, production, transport, use, disposal, and remediation.
Regional and Local Actions
TELL YOUR BANK TO STOP FUNDING CLIMATE CHAOS!
IN THE UNITED STATES
Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Citibank are the largest funders of fossil fuels and deforestation in the world. Yet, these banks claim to put their customers’ concerns as their top priority.
If you are a customer of one of these banks, demand climate justice within these institutions.
Vanguard is the world’s biggest investor in coal, one of the two biggest investors in oil and gas, and lags far behind its peers in its climate action and commitments.
Vanguard must stop pouring money into the industries destroying our environment and driving human rights abuses and start using its massive power to push for climate action across the global economy.
STOP THE BUILDOUT
IN AUSTRALIA AND ASIA
Coal coming from Australia will be used to produce plastic in some of India’s largest petrochemical plants. Join the #StopAdani movement to prevent Adani from creating the biggest coal mine in Australia.
French oil giant Total and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation are on the cusp of building a massive crude oil pipeline right through the heart of Africa – displacing communities, endangering wildlife and tipping the world closer to full-blown climate catastrophe.
The East African Crude Oil Pipeline needs to be stopped and we have a plan to do exactly that.
STOP FUNDING ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM
IN THE UNITED STATES
Formosa Plastics is trying to build a mega-petrochemical complex (the “Sunshine Project”) in St. James, Louisiana. The residents of St. James Parish — a majority of whom are black and live near these plants — suffer from cancer rates that are 50 times higher than the national average. Tell Bank of America to publicly pledge to not fund the Sunshine project. Sign and share the petition from RISE St. James and Friends Of the Earth.
The United States is the world’s largest producer and exporter of plastic waste and bears an outsize responsibility in driving solutions to the plastic pollution crisis. With United Nations Environment Assembly’s recent mandate for a global plastic treaty that addresses the full life cycle of plastic, the U.S. can play its part by passing the federal Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.
The BFFPPA is the most comprehensive set of policy solutions to the plastic pollution crisis ever introduced in Congress, building on successful statewide laws across the U.S. to reduce throwaway plastics, establish producer responsibility, pause petrochemical buildout or expansion, and combat false industry-driven solutions like incineration.
Please donate directly to local groups by visiting their website.
FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE GROUPS
A Toolkit for Frontline Communities
The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) has created an informational resource for communities facing the threat of petrochemical production and expansion. Explore the toolkit with the link below.
Pushing Back Against Petrochemicals
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