Exporting our Plastic Pollution is Not OK

Sending our plastic pollution to Africa is not an acceptable solution to our national fossil fuel and plastics crisis.

This is an environmental justice issue with massive implications.

Alternatives exist. Implement them.

“Faced with plunging profits and a climate crisis that threatens fossil fuels, the industry is demanding a trade deal that weakens Kenya’s rules on plastics and on imports of American trash.”

“In 2019, American exporters shipped more than 1 billion pounds of plastic waste to 96 countries including Kenya, ostensibly to be recycled, according to trade statistics. But much of the waste, often containing the hardest-to-recycle plastics, instead ends up in rivers and oceans.”

LEARN MORE:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/30/climate/oil-kenya-africa-plastics-trade.html

& GET INVOLVED:
Ban.org
PlasticPollutionCoalition.org
17 NGOs fighting plastic pollution

https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/
(feel free to use/share this plastic pollution infographic)


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