The Global Goal and Call to End Plastic Pollution is an initiative led by the Natural Resources Defense Council, in collaboration with allies in the conservation community, business, and government.
Globally, we produce and discard far more plastic than is recycled or reused. This waste litters the landscape, and much of it ends up in our oceans where it kills marine life, poses navigational hazards, and impacts local and global economies and human health. Plastic is durable, light-weight, and doesn’t break down easily.
Plastic pollution accumulates as a diffuse soup in the five gyres of the oceans, but around the globe, plastics (mostly extremely small particles) are found on the shore, floating on top or suspended in the water column, and on the seafloor. Many people who have experienced a plastic wasteland on beaches and in waterways have been impassioned to help save our seas.
The most effective way to stop plastic pollution in our oceans is to make sure it never reaches the water in the first place. By using better waste management practices, individuals, companies, and governments can all make a big impact. From Rwanda to the EU, many countries have already put solutions in action, significantly reducing the amount of plastic waste polluting the sea.
We created this website to collect commitments from government, business and organizations working to stop the problem of plastic pollution at it’s source.
Please join us today.