Biggest Soft Drink Companies Use Little Recycled Plastic

A report from Sky News highlighted a damning report showing the largest soft drinks brands use very little recycled plastic in their single use plastic bottles. The first comprehensive survey of plastic usage policies of the largest global soft drinks brands has found they use less than 7% recycled plastic in their bottles or other plastic products.

The survey also found that five of the big six companies sell a combined total of 2.16 million tonnes of plastic bottles a year. Louise Edge, Greenpeace Oceans Campaigner, told Sky News: “There’s a huge problem with plastic waste in our oceans. “We know that 12 million tonnes of plastic are ending up in our oceans every year. “To give you context that’s a dumper truck of plastic going into our oceans every minute.” A huge amount of that is comprised of single use plastic bottles. In terms of the impact plastic is having, its entangling and choking bigger creatures like turtles, sea birds and is affecting even whales.

Some of the companies named in the report and who are responsible for a vast amount of plastic going into the oceans every year include Coca Cola, Danone, Nestle and PepsiCo. Download or Read Full Report…

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