“Over 75% of the 10,000 liters of trash collected was plastic. Of that, 2,231 pieces had identifiable branding. Food wrappers were the most common item found, followed by bottles, cups, bottle caps and shopping bags. The top five companies accounted for 46% of the identifiable branded trash.” When the brands were counted, instead of the companies themselves, the top offenders, accounting for 40% of identifiable trash were Nestlé Pure Life, Tim Hortons, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Coca-Coca. “The only way to curb plastic pollution is by stopping corporations from producing throwaway plastics in the first place” stated Sarah King, Greenpeace Canada’s Head of Oceans and Plastics.
(Packaging Strategies, October 31, 2018)

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