Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Coke, Pepsi, Nestle top makers of plastic waste: Greenpeace

Coca Cola Pepsi Nestle Top Ocean Polluters Report On Plastic Pollution Nestle, Tim Hortons and Pepsi are the 3 worst plastic polluters in Canada: Greenpeace
Cary Marshall | 13 October, 2018, 02:19

Because the Coca-Cola brand was the most frequently-found on plastic pollutants in the global audit as a whole, Greenpeace has termed it as 'top polluter in the global audit'.

After analyzing nearly 200 000 pieces of plastic, collected from shores around the world, it turned out that among his most often come across packaging of these companies, - informs edition the Independent.

The brand audit effort covered 239 cleanups and audits across 42 countries, and is claimed to be 'the most comprehensive snapshot of the worst plastic polluting companies around the world'.

The most common type of plastic found was polystyrene, which is used for packaging and foam coffee cups, followed by PET, used in bottles and containers.

Coca-Cola was the worst waste producer according to the audit, with PepsiCo, Nestlé, Danone, Mondelez International coming in second, third, fourth and fifth respectively, with Unilever and Mars Incorporated also making the top ten as the seventh and ninth worst offenders.

Coca-Cola was assessed to be the worst plastic polluter worldwide as well as within North America, where it was followed by PepsiCo and Nestle in that order.

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"Commenting on these findings, a press-Secretary Coca-Cola said that they share the objectives of the campaign aimed at removing plastic waste from the ocean, and are willing to contribute to help solve this important problem".

All three companies have made pledges about their packaging for 2025. Coke says that all its packaging will be recyclable, Nestlé says that it will be recyclable or reusable, and PepsiCo says that it will be recyclable, compostable or biodegradable.

"To do that, we need better collection, more use of recycled content, and complete recyclability". The study said that these large corporations must take responsibility for polluting the environment, as production of plastics exposes harmful substances to communities living near factories and pollutes foods and products contained in plastic wraps.

"It's clear that cleanups and recycling can not contend with the never-ending flow of single-use plastic waste being produced by corporations", said Sarah King, head of Greenpeace Canada's oceans and plastics division.

The report's authors said their study is not definitive but aims "to give an indication of the most common brands found in cleanups around the world".

Switzerland consumes three times as much plastic as European Union countries, but recycles 30% less.

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