This is a rubbish campaign.

You heard us right. Our world has a rubbish problem, and it’s hitting people living in poverty the hardest. Multinational companies could make a big difference to this rubbish situation by taking responsibility for the plastic waste mountains their products are creating.




These companies need to be part of the solution

Join us in calling on Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever to take responsibility for their plastic waste in poorer countries by making four ‘Not Rubbish’ commitments:


by 2020 on the number of units of single-use plastic products you sell


commit to halve the number of these products by 2025


by 2022, ensure one single-use plastic item is collected for every one you sell


work with waste pickers to provide employment with dignity

If each of these companies makes and fulfils these four commitments, it could transform the lives of millions of people living in poverty.

We can make a difference in our own lives too

It’s estimated that each of us in the UK throws away 4,000 pieces of plastic each year. Could you make a pledge to reduce your own plastic use? When we take action, we are valuing the world God has given us and following Jesus in loving our neighbours as ourselves.

Take the plastic pledge

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