Unfortunately, the leaders of the ranking remain unchanged this year. The first places are: Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Nestle and Unilever. It is the products of these concerns that most often do not end up in the bin, but end up wherever they can. In 2020, volunteers collected a total of 346,494 pieces of plastic packaging in 55 countries around the world.
Where did they find the packaging of their products? In traditional places, namely on roads, in forests and rivers. In total, fans of Coca-Cola products have abandoned nearly 14,000 bottles and cans in various places. It should be emphasized here that this is only a drop in the sea of abandoned rubbish, but it clearly shows which companies do not do enough to make this problem disappear.
"These companies boast around the world that they are tackling the plastic pollution crisis, but are still investing in fake solutions and joining forces with oil companies to produce even more," said Greenpace's ARTS AND CINEMA Aguilar.
All companies are constantly announcing that they have plans to change this sad reality, but at the same time they are not going to completely give up the currently available packaging. Their goal is to increase the recycling rate of waste. Environmentalists, however, believe that such measures will allow them to make huge savings, but will it result in a reduction of rubbish strewn in ditches, rivers and forests?
Coca-Cola alone produces 3 million tons of plastic packaging (100 billion packaging units) annually. Break Free From Plastic volunteers inform that every year the quality of the packaging itself drops so much that it is difficult to recycle it. Experts are sounding the alarm that if the tragic situation with the recycling of this waste does not improve, and nothing seems to be so, the amount of rainfall from these companies will double in 10 years.
Or maybe fans of sweet drinks and food should change their diet a bit and use the products of these concerns less often? Maybe then their authorities will go to their senses and take greater steps to please their customers, which will result in limiting the problem of littering the world. We can all benefit from this, we only need to take the first step.