The fourth round of Global Plastics Treaty negotiations (INC-4) is happening in Ottawa from 23-29 April 2024. LEARN MORE

#breakfreefromplastic March


APRIL 21, 2024

11:00 AM


For far too long, fossil fuel companies have viewed plastics as a Plan B for their dying industry. The entire plastics life cycle comes at the expense of human life and our fundamental rights to health and the environment, and our climate — especially for Black, Brown, Indigenous, frontline, and under-resourced communities.

The Global Plastics Treaty has the potential to stop the plastic pollution crisis at the source — but only if governments truly step up and uphold their responsibility to the people, environment, wildlife, and the climate. Ambition needs to be more than just words.


The fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) happening in Ottawa from 23 to 29 April 2024 is a pivotal moment where we can make or break the Global Plastics Treaty. Pressure on the negotiation process is high as we move into the last year of the process and are still far from a Treaty that would truly address the plastics crisis, including the harms that plastic causes to communities across its entire life cycle.

This is why civil society groups from around the world are coming together in a mass mobilization at INC-4 in Ottawa and in different satellite actions in multiple locations globally to center the goals and values of communities most impacted by the plastic lifecycle. 

Join us as we march from Parliament Hill to Shaw Center to remind governments who exactly they are negotiating for at the INC.

🗓️ April 21, 2024 ⏰ 11:00 AM 📍 Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada

*Press conference starts at 10:30


Learn more about the civil society organizations collaborating on the March to End the Plastic Era here!


Break Free From Plastic
Movement March

November 11, 2023
Meet-up Point: National Museums of Kenya, briefing at 7:00am.
March Route: National Museums of Kenya to City Park.

The BFFP Movement March demonstrates the collective commitment of movements and organizations that are demanding the end of the age of plastic. This underscores the incontestable fact that plastic is intrinsically linked to the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and pollution.



The Story of Plastic Screening

November 10, 2023
Sarakasi Dome, Nairobi. Doors open at 3:00pm.

This pre-march event will include a screening of the Story of Plastic documentary and a Q&A with movement members.



Peaceful Demonstration

Date: TBC | Venue: TBC

This post-march Peaceful Demonstration will be a time to show the member states and delegates that we are united in our demands and that we are vigilant and paying attention to the outcomes of the negotiations. Join us by signing up for the march!



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