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General News / December 7, 2020

PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Nestlé top plastic polluters

Photo: Surfer Today
General News / December 7, 2020

PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Nestlé top plastic polluters

Words: Katie Gartland

The companies have been named as the world’s top plastic polluters for three years in a row.

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé have been named as the world’s top plastic polluters since 2017.

The companies have been accused of making “zero progress” to become more environmentally friendly. In an annual audit by Break Free From Plastic, Coca-Cola ranked as the world’s number 1 plastic polluter.

Discarded products with Coca-Cola branding have been mostly found on beaches, rivers and parks. In 51 of the 55 nations surveyed, Coca-Cola bottles were the most frequent form of pollution found. Coca-Cola bottles was worse than PepsiCo and Nestlé combined.

13,834 pieces of plastic by Coco-Cola were counted, while 5,155 of PepsiCo branding and 8,633 of plastic from Nestlé were found.

Read Break Free From Plastic’s 2020 audit here.