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Greenpeace report reveals plastic footprint of world’s largest soft drinks companies: https://t.co/MA4gG76dVg

Of the six companies surveyed, five sell a combined total of over two million tonnes of plastic bottles each year – the same weight as over 10,000 blue whales . The largest brand Coca-Cola refused to disclose the size of its plastic footprint , making the actual total figure much higher. When combined with plastic packaging used by the companies, the total figure rises to a startling 3.6 million tonnes a year (still excluding Coca-Cola). The six companies use a combined average of just 6.6% recycled plastic in their bottles, despite producing fully recyclable bottles and placing the responsibility on their customers to recycle. None of the companies surveyed have commitments, targets or timelines to reduce the amount of single-use plastic bottles they use. A third of the companies surveyed currently have no global targets to increase their use of recycled content in their ...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/media/press-releases/greenpe...

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