Rubbish-free for All
Rubbish-free for All
Wherever we look at, rubbish is an overwhelming component of our natural/natural-urban/urban landscape. We believe that the rubbish issue is a complex one and as such calls for a complex set of integrated measures to reduce its multifaceted harmful impacts. The following requests constitute by no means an exhaustive list of what should be undertaken. However, they call for an urgent change of perspective. The rubbish issue is a structural, global issue strongly linked to social/environmental injustice and which requires immediate, meaningful action from the State.
We, signatories of the petition, ask all local/national elected representatives and authorities to promote equal access for all people and all nature to a rubbish-free environment by taking the following actions as a matter of urgency:
- ACKNOWLEDGE THE RUBBISH ISSUE AS A STRUCTURAL ISSUE WHICH REQUIRES AT THE VERY LEAST: to impose immediate corporate accountability and change of practice while providing appropriate support to smaller businesses, to address all levels of social inequalities, to put an end to high level of political neglect in many left-behind areas, to put an end to the absence of democratic, inclusive public engagement in all landscaping and planning processes
- ACKNOWLEDGE AND ADDRESS THE ISSUE AS A GLOBAL ISSUE since rubbish do not stop at borders
- STOP RELYING ON VOLUNTEER GROUPS to address this structural, global issue which has strong harmful impacts for people and nature as a whole with the most vulnerable being the most affected
- GIVE THE LEAD to local communities to suggest and feedback on relevant solutions in a democratic, inclusive manner, which means reaching out to every one resident independently of social group belonging
- PROMOTE IMMEDIATE EQUAL ACCESS to public bins, public bin collection, litter warden and reporting services
- CONDEMN FINGER-POINTING among communities as it increases stigmatisation, discrimination, social conflict and therefore social inequalities, putting at even greater risk the most vulnerable
- ACKNOWLEDGE THE ROLE OF THE STATE which is to provide equal support and care to all people and all nature with appropriate support and care for the most vulnerable
THANK YOU from ALL PEOPLE and ALL NATURE!