Plastic waste from Pepsi and Coke ‘harms world’s poor’ - News Summed Up

Plastic waste from Pepsi and Coke ‘harms world’s poor’


Coca-Cola has the greatest impact, with 200,000 tonnes of plastic burnt or dumped each year, the report saidHalf a million tonnes of plastic produced by Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever is annually dumped or burnt on open fires in six developing countries, according to a report. The food and drink companies have ambitious plans to reduce plastic waste in the UK but in some countries disposal of their products damages health and carries a huge carbon footprint, according to the charity Tearfund, which highlights global poverty.


Source: The Times March 30, 2020 23:26 UTC



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