To: NZ Government

Petition: Support a strong Global Plastics Treaty!

I call on the NZ Government to support a strong Global Plastics Treaty at the United Nations.

Why is this important?

We all deserve a world free of plastic pollution.

Plastic pollution created by the oil industry and big corporations like Coca-Cola is now found in the deepest oceans and on the highest mountains.

It’s harming wildlife like turtles and seabirds, and affecting human health.

At the United Nations Environmental Assembly 5.2 in March 2022, governments officially adopted a mandate opening negotiations for a global, legally-binding plastics treaty to address the whole lifecycle of plastics.

The negotiations for the Global Plastics Treaty start in November 2022, with the goal of completing the process by the end of 2024.

The future treaty has a huge potential to put the world on a path towards a plastic-free future but it will be up to us to make sure that it delivers on its promises.

We demand an ambitious global plastics treaty that will limit plastic production and use.

A strong plastics treaty that keeps oil and gas in the ground, holds big polluters accountable for their excessive plastic production and builds refill and reuse systems.

A just plastics treaty will ensure transparency and a fair and equitable transition for affected workers, will protect the climate and deliver a clean, safe planet for us and for our children.

We have a responsibility to look after it. Let's end the age of plastic! Add your name to the petition now.