Break free from plastic
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Top Plastic Polluter of the world is named again. Three companies have made zero progress and are again named in the top three for the third time in a row. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Nestle have been named as the top plastic polluter in the world.

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Coca Cola was named as No 1 polluter by the Break Free from Plastic. The beverage bottles were frequently found discarded in the beaches, parks, rivers, parks, and other litter sites in 51 of the 55 nations. Last year, it was most frequented in 37 countries out of 51.

Coca-cola faired worst among others followed by Pepsi and Nestle. Coca Cola branding was found in 13,834 pieces of plastic, followed by Nestle in 8633 and Pepsi in 5155.

The annual audit is undertaken by 15000 volunteers and collected 346,494 pieces of plastic, 63% of them with clear branding.

Coca-Cola has already refused to give up plastic bottles pointing out as customer’s choice. The NGO Tearfund survey found Coca Cola, Pepsi Co, Nestle, and Unilever are responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution in six developing nations.

Emma Priestland, Campaign Coordinator of Break Free Plastic said,

“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,” The Guardian reported.

She continued that the only way to stop pollution is to stop production in a phased manner.

In a 2017 study, it was found that 91% of plastic wastes are not recycled.

Coca-Cola, Pepsi Co, and Nestle are among the list of top plastic polluters of the world, but they should actually be driving the innovation to find an alternative for eco-friendly measures.