Coca-Cola Declared As The Worst Plastic Polluter On Earth For The Second Year In A Row, Followed By Nestle And Pepsi

SHARE:

Coca-Cola is the top polluter in a global audit of plastic waste released by the Break Free From Plastic NGO.

Coca-Cola Declared As The Worst Plastic Polluter On Earth For The Second Year In A Row, Followed By Nestle And Pepsi

Coca-Cola is the top polluter in a global audit of plastic waste released by the Break Free From Plastic NGO.


The report shows that the transnational soft drink conglomerate is responsible for even more plastic trash than the next top three polluters combined.


More than 72,500 volunteers spread across 51 countries worked on beaches, in waterways, and walked along city streets picking up plastic bottles, bags, scraps, wrappers, and other waste during a one-day cleanup in September 2019 to complete the audit.


The report described how Coca-Cola was by far the top polluter, with 11,732 plastics recorded from across 37 countries on four continents, accounting for roughly 2.5% of total plastic waste analyzed throughout the report. The company was the number plastic source in Europe and Africa and the second-largest source in Asia and South America.


Nestle and PepsiCo came in at the second and third place, respectively, as the second runner up of top producers of plastic waste, with Mondelez International—the owner of popular snack brands such as Oreo, Nabisco, Ritz, and Nutter Butter—and Unilever coming in as runners-up.



Other top ten brands included Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, Mars, Phillip Morris International, and Perfetti Van Mille.


The world reacted and rightly so:



While some noted that consumers are responsible as well:



Coca-Cola had previously admitted it produces a staggering 3.3 million tons of plastic packaging annually, the rough equivalent of nearly 200,000 bottles every single minute, in figures released to The Ellen MacArthur Foundation.


Many of the companies have promised to make their products “100 percent recyclable,” yet Break Free From Plastic has blasted that as corporate propaganda that woefully falls short of addressing the real issue, pointing out that “recycling is not the magic solution it is often claimed to be.”



Coke introduced a new plastic bottle that it claims is made from recycled marine plastic, while, in 2018, the company vowed to collect and recycle “the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells globally.”



Nevertheless, plastic bottles are only able to be recycled a few times before their polymer chains shorten, leading to a deterioration of quality. Many plastics are also turned into products such as clothing, construction material and other products which are not ever recycled again.


The use of plastic is truly key to the workings of the global economy. Though most global and local authorities acknowledge the huge harm it causes to the environment; its usage has also paved the way to incredible advances in modern society in the fields of medicine, water transportation, food preservation, hygiene, high technology, and a variety of other applications.



However, in an economy that puts the greatest incentive on short-term profit and a culture revolving around convenience and mass consumption, plastics have become a curse—with a “throwaway” mentality as well as single-use disposable products displacing reusable, durable, and washable products.


While fracked natural gas supplies increase in the US and across the globe, the cost of producing as well as exporting plastics has become cheaper, making the plastic market remarkably profitable once more for the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries.


Notably, the company, its subsidiaries and products have been subject to criticism by both environmentalists and consumers since the early 2000s.

COMMENTS

Name

Activism,1160,Art,696,Consciousness,1492,Cures,213,Do it Yourself,106,Documentaries,68,Environment,1038,Health,587,History,363,Human Intelligence,543,Inspirations,2,Inspiring Stories,3697,Justice,468,News,2,Nutrition,216,Philosophy,308,Photography,1520,Quantum Physics,27,Quizzes & Tests,145,Quotes,103,Relationships,716,Science,888,Self Improvement,755,Spirituality,246,Sustainability,216,Technology,395,Truth,731,
ltr
item
Thinking Humanity: Coca-Cola Declared As The Worst Plastic Polluter On Earth For The Second Year In A Row, Followed By Nestle And Pepsi
Coca-Cola Declared As The Worst Plastic Polluter On Earth For The Second Year In A Row, Followed By Nestle And Pepsi
Coca-Cola is the top polluter in a global audit of plastic waste released by the Break Free From Plastic NGO.
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-W3ZqhXDUULU/XcRSrXVG8DI/AAAAAAABEsQ/69TE1rJbI7sv1cNh7oCBfkJjl190ka7EgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Coca-Cola%2BDeclared%2BAs%2BThe%2BWorst%2BPlastic%2BPolluter%2BOn%2BEarth%2BFor%2BThe%2BSecond%2BYear%2BIn%2BA%2BRow%252C%2BFollowed%2BBy%2BNestle%2BAnd%2BPepsi.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-W3ZqhXDUULU/XcRSrXVG8DI/AAAAAAABEsQ/69TE1rJbI7sv1cNh7oCBfkJjl190ka7EgCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/Coca-Cola%2BDeclared%2BAs%2BThe%2BWorst%2BPlastic%2BPolluter%2BOn%2BEarth%2BFor%2BThe%2BSecond%2BYear%2BIn%2BA%2BRow%252C%2BFollowed%2BBy%2BNestle%2BAnd%2BPepsi.jpg
Thinking Humanity
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2019/11/coca-cola-declared-as-the-worst-plastic-polluter-on-earth-for-the-second-year-in-a-row-followed-by-nestle-and-pepsi.html
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2019/11/coca-cola-declared-as-the-worst-plastic-polluter-on-earth-for-the-second-year-in-a-row-followed-by-nestle-and-pepsi.html
true
7064777598104498166
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy