Don't Bank on Plastics

Are our banks funding the plastic crisis?

Sign the Plastics Pledge

We are called to care for God’s creation but the way we produce and dispose of plastics is polluting oceans, endangering people’s health and fuelling the climate crisis. 

Many of us – in our homes and churches – have cut down on single-use plastic packaging. Consumer action is important but it’s not enough. To tackle the global plastic crisis, we need to go to the source of the problem.  

Banks continue to finance plastic producers and polluters. 

Between 2015 – 2019 the world’s biggest banks – including Barclays and HSBC – provided the equivalent of $790 million per day in finance to companies involved in the global plastics supply chain. See Portfolio Earth’s Bankrolling Plastics report to learn more.

Join us in calling for action. Add your name to the Plastic Pledge (on this page) and then contact your bank (below).

The global plastic crisis is threatening God’s creation. I want banks to stop financing the biggest plastic producers and polluters. Banks need to engage with companies for a world free from plastic pollution. 

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Contact your bank

Is your bank fuelling plastic pollution? We want banks to limit their financing of the biggest plastic producers and polluters, engage with companies for change, and help end the plastic crisis. 

Contact your own bank below to find out what steps they are taking to finance a world free from plastic pollution.

Support our work

We depend on generous supporters to grow our campaigns and pursue our vision of a fairer, greener future. 

Could you make a one-off or regular donation? Please also pray for a positive response from banks to this campaign.

My bank's not listed

If your bank isn’t listed in our email action tool or you prefer to contact your bank in a different way, you can download the template letter here

Please tell us if you have contacted your bank this way. Email: info@eccr.org.uk

What can I do next?

Have you emailed your bank? Watch this space for other ways to get involved, including an action for local churches to take in autumn 2022. 

You can also join our Green Your Money community for a regular action email.