Help us beat this rubbish problem
Around the world, 2 billion people have no safe way to dispose of rubbish. This means many are forced to live and work among piles of waste. Burning it releases toxic fumes, it makes people sick and floods communities – causing up to a million deaths each year. That’s one person dying every 30 seconds.
And the rapid growth of single-use plastics is making this crisis worse. It’s fuelling our throw-away culture, threatening people’s health and adding to the climate emergency.
But you can make a difference to those living in poverty who are tackling mountains of rubbish.
Your gift could support Tearfund’s partners and local churches to address the rubbish problem with practical solutions that help people break free from poverty – from providing training to support people lobbying their local government for better waste management, to equipping waste pickers with bicycles so they can collect more waste for recycling.