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COCA-COLA NAMED WORST PLASTIC POLLUTER FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW BY ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP


Olivia Petter@oliviapetter1 / https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/coca-cola-pollution-plastic-environment-coke-a9168921.html

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More than 11,000 pieces of plastic from the brand collected in beach cleanups

Coca-Cola has been named the worst company for plastic pollution for the second year running by an environmental pressure group.

The global beverages brand came out top in a list of the top-polluting companies worldwide published by Break Free From Plastic.


In September, the organisation conducted 484 beach cleanups in more than 50 countries.

The group found that 11,732 pieces of plastic collected during the cleanups were from Coca-Cola products, an amount that was more than the next top three global polluters combined.


In response to the report, Coca-Cola said it would address this “critical global issue”.

Sea creatures seen tangled in plastic


Nestle and PepsiCo came in second and third place behind Coca-Cola in the report.

The other companies included in the top 10 list of polluters were Mondelēz International, Unilever, Mars, P&G, Colgate-Palmolive, Phillip Morris, and Perfetti Van Melle.

Von Hernandez, global coordinator at Break Free From Plastic, said: “This report provides more evidence that corporations urgently need to do more to address the plastic pollution crisis they’ve created.


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