Plastics and petrochemical production are not aligned with a climate-safe future or all species' universal right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.
It's a growing problem - ocean plastic alone could triple by 2040 at the present rate and outnumber fish by 2050. (source: https://www.pewtrusts.org/-/media/assets/2020/07/breakingtheplasticwave_report.pdf) Of all plastics ever made, less than 10% has ever been recycled. And that which has is still hanging around in a different shape, stuck in a stay of execution until it inevitably reaches landfill or the incinerator. Exposure to the toxins from the extraction, manufacture and disposal of plastics carry dangers to human health such as cancers, endocrine system disruption, obesity, diabetes and heart disease in humans. (more information: Phthalates and attributable mortality: A population-based longitudinal cohort study and cost analysis, Environmental Pollution 2021)
As Core members of BFFP we subscribe to their vision: We believe in a world where the land, sky, oceans, and water is home to an abundance of life, not an abundance of plastic, and where the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat is free of toxic by-products of plastic pollution. In this world the principles of environmental justice, social justice, public health, and human rights lead government policy, not the demands of elites and corporations. This is a future we believe in and are creating together.