For the third year in a row, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé have been singled out by the NGO Break Free From Plastic for their use of plastic.
Very little progress in reducing the use of plastic
The NGO Break Free From Plastic recently published the report of its annual audit. The organization pointed to the little effort made by large companies in reducing their use of plastic. This year, for the third time in a row, three companies are in the organization’s sights. The latter believes that Coca Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé would do “very little progress” to reduce their use of plastic. The document indicates that these three brands are the champions of the pollution by plastic. Next are Unilever, Mondelez International, Mars, Inc. and Procter & Gamble. Philip Morris International, Colgate-Palmolive, and Perfetti Van Melle finish the top 10 most polluting companies by plastic.
A decrease of 0.1% between 2018 and 2019
In 2018, Coca Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé were nevertheless among the signatories of New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. This agreement, sponsored by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, aimed to obtain commitments to reduce the use of plastic. But between 2018 and 2019, the three companies saw only a 0.1% drop in their plastic use, reports the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. “The most polluting companies are not only failing to meet their already weak commitments, but are increasingly relying on greenwashing to produce a mirage of sustainability.”, hammered Break Free From Plastic on the story of RTL.
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