The Coca-Cola brand has appeared as the No.1 worldwide plastic polluter for another consecutive year. According to a release on the top 10 plastic polluting businesses in the world. Nestlé SA and PepsiCo followed the beverages brand.
Coca-cola brand generated a massive waste of 11,732 pieces of trash from 37 nations crossing across four continents. In 2018, the drinks brand had estimated for 9,216 pieces of plastic garbage from 40 countries.
The quantity of plastic waste reported by Coca-Cola was more than the following three top global plastic polluters joined. While waste from PepsiCo declined to 3,362 in 2019 from 5,750 in 2018. And the waste from Nestlé grew to 4,846 in 2019 from 2,950 in 2018.
It will be difficult for the system to overcome plastic pollution without these brands. And making significant changes to how they produce their products. The time is over on relying on the single-use packaging.
Businesses with renowned brands such as Unilever Plc, Procter & Gamble Company, Mars Incorporated, Colgate-Palmolive, Mondelēz International In, Phillip Morris International Inc, and Perfetti Van Melle Group were classified as the additional top plastic polluters.
India considered for 2,066 items of plastic waste. SS Food Products (218) appeared the biggest polluter in the country, followed by PepsiCo (120) and Britannia (110).
The general kinds of plastic located were in a different category. It includes PC-polycarbonate, PLA-polylactide, acrylic, acrylonitrile butadiene, PS-styrene, fiberglass, and PA-nylon. It followed by PET-Polyethylene terephthalate.
Plastic bags (59,168), pouches(53,369), and plastic containers (29,142) were the top 3most general plastic details. Furthermore, the most serious polluter’s company name— Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo — offered mostly wrong solutions to the plastics change, according to a Greenpeace report.
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