What is the world’s largest polluter of plastic waste? Plastic waste is infesting the planet and helping to destroy the environment. Coca-Cola is responsible for the largest production of plastic waste. This is followed by PepsiCo and Nestlé.
What does the audit show?
The audit was performed by Break Free From Plastic. It is a global movement aimed at reducing plastic waste pollution. The 2020 audit collected 346494 pieces of plastics. For the third year in a row, the biggest companies are still the biggest polluters of plastic waste. These multinational companies produce disposable plastic packaging and thus make a huge contribution to environmental contamination. Coca-Cola is making false efforts to find a solution when it has started working with plastics cleaning companies. These are steps that companies are taking for a better image, but in the end, this step will not help.
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It is necessary to start from the source and make sure that disposable packaging is not produced and that reusable products or packaging that is biodegradable are replaced. However, companies are making zero effort to tackle the problem, and this problem needs to be raised in order to talk about it more and more, forcing polluters to take action that will have an effect. It is high time that multinational corporations take full responsibility for their actions. If they continue as before, the amount of plastic waste will double by 2030 and even triple by 2050.
“The world’s top polluting corporations claim to be working hard to solve plastic pollution, but instead they are continuing to pump out harmful single-use plastic packaging. We need to stop plastic production, phase out single-use and implement robust, standardized reuse systems. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé should be leading the way in finding real solutions,” said Emma Priestland, Global Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, Break Free From Plastic.