Because of brands that cause the most plastic pollution, there are global environmental problems.
To access a few prior posts, click on the links:
- Recycling Not Yet Popular Enough
- Sustainability and Brand Trust
- Recycling EV Batteries
- Nothing New Really Is
As you will see below, one of our earlier posts, on Coca-Cola’s recycling efforts, should now be read with more skepticism.
Global Research: Brands That Cause the Most Plastic Pollution
Earlier this month, Break Free from Plastic released the results of its annual study on plastic pollution. Next are some highlights:
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé ranked as the world’s top plastic polluters for the 3rd consecutive year. According to Break Free From Plastic‘s report “BRANDED Vol III: Demanding Corporate Accountability for Plastic Pollution”
This year, we counted and documented the plastic waste found in communities across the globe collected. We collected 346,494 pieces of plastic from 55 countries.
“It’s not surprising to see the same big brands on the podium as the world’s top plastic polluters for three years in a row. These companies claim to be addressing the plastic crisis. Yet, they continue to invest in false solutions while teaming up with oil companies to produce even more plastic. To stop this mess and combat climate change, multinationals like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé must end their addiction to single-use plastic packaging and move away from fossil fuels,” said Abigail Aguilar, Plastics Campaign Regional Coordinator, Greenpeace Southeast Asia.
In chart form, the “top” ten.