- December 16, 2020
- Oeko Test
Plastic waste count: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé are the biggest polluters
For the third time, the "Break Free From Plastic" alliance has identified the world's largest causes of plastic pollution. Well-known brands, including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé, are at the forefront of the plastic waste count. With their products they contribute massively to the littering of our planet.
Every year since 2018, Break Free From Plastic has analyzed the extent of global plastic pollution and warns the companies whose plastic packaging was most often found on beaches, in parks and forests. To this end, the alliance worked with over 14,000 volunteers from 55 countries this year.
The volunteers collected plastic waste at selected locations and investigated which brands the packaging came from. A total of 346,494 plastic particles were analyzed for the study. These included PET bottles and bottles for shampoo or household cleaners as well as food packaging and cigarette butts. The result: As in previous years, Coca-Cola is ahead of the game.
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