Chemtrail Awareness

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch and do nothing - Albert Einstein
 
HomePortalRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
October 2017
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
CalendarCalendar
Similar topics

Share | 
 

 Coca-Cola responsible for polluting the earth with 100 BILLION plastic bottles, reveals alarming investigation

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Admin
Admin


Posts : 7836
Join date : 2012-05-29
Location : Manchester UK

PostSubject: Coca-Cola responsible for polluting the earth with 100 BILLION plastic bottles, reveals alarming investigation   Sun 16 Apr 2017, 15:43

Coca-Cola responsible for polluting the earth with 100 BILLION plastic bottles, reveals alarming investigation
Friday, April 14, 2017

(Natural News) When soda giant Coca-Cola was asked to participate in a survey of the world’s top six drinks manufacturers by the environmental organization Greenpeace last year, they refused. And boy, has that decision come back to haunt them! Greenpeace went ahead with their survey anyway. In the absence of full disclosure by the company itself, the environmental group examined the yearly sales figures of certain Coca-Cola products, and determined their proportion of the company’s overall packaging mix since 2012, to determine the company’s global plastic impact. Greenpeace calls its findings “eye-popping” and “breath-taking.” They found that Coca-Cola sells between 108 and 128 billion plastic bottles each year – that’s over 3,000 such bottles every second!


The survey found that over 60 percent of Coca-Cola’s global packaging consists of single-use plastic bottles, up 12 percent from 2008 to 2015. (RELATED: For more news like this be sure to visit Enviro.news)

And though the company set its own target of increasing plastic recovery and recycling rates to 75 percent by 2020, the rate at which this is taking place is actually declining steadily. Greenpeace figures indicate that it dropped from 63 percent in 2013, to just 59 percent in 2015.

Greenpeace has accused Coca-Cola of an irresponsible lack of regard for the plastic pollution crisis being faced by the world’s oceans.

“Our oceans simply can’t stomach any more of Coca-Cola’s plastic,” said Louise Edge, the senior oceans campaigner for Greenpeace U.K.

Of course, Coca-Cola is not taking these allegations lying down, and has expressed disappointment at the findings.

“Coca-Cola is one of the few consumer goods companies whose packaging is 100 per cent [sic] recyclable. In Great Britain, we have reduced the amount of packaging we use by 15 percent since 2007 and we currently use 25 per cent [sic] recycled plastic in all of our bottles,” a company spokesperson claimed.

The company also claims to be doing all it can to deal with the plastic pollution situation globally. They insist they are increasing the use of rPET (recycled plastic) wherever local legislation makes it possible and feasible to do so, and that they are actively involved in discussions with various parties about how to reduce their pollution footprint, while increasing recovery and recycling rates. The spokesperson also noted that Coca-Cola has agreed to join the U.K.’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ litter strategy working group to try to address these issues. Around 16 million plastic bottles are dumped into the environment each day in the U.K. alone. (RELATED: Read more about Coca-Cola’s shenanigans here.)

One could argue, of course, that though Coca-Cola is trying to take the noble high ground on this issue by insisting it is doing all it can to deal with the issue, the fact is that as the world’s largest soft drinks producer it is their responsibility to deal with this issue, and to do so urgently.

“We’re calling on Coca-Cola to ditch throwaway plastic, embrace reusable packaging and make sure the remaining packaging is made from 100% recycled content, not the miserable 7% it currently averages globally,” said Edge.

Greenpeace recommends a deposit-return scheme as an excellent way to combat the plastic pollution problem.

Something certainly has to be done urgently. We as consumers don’t see the plastic piling up somewhere or being dumped in the oceans, and it becomes a case of “out of sight, out of mind.” However, the fact is that over 8 million tons of plastic are now being dumped into the ocean each year via the inland streams, rivers and other waterways that connect to it.

When that plastic reaches the ocean, a combination of wave action and UV exposure causes it to break down into tiny pieces (microparticles). These pieces end up in the guts of birds, turtles, marine mammals, fish and eventually, humans.

Coca-Cola – and each one of us – needs to take responsibility for the problem and start doing something about it … now.
Back to top Go down
 
Coca-Cola responsible for polluting the earth with 100 BILLION plastic bottles, reveals alarming investigation
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Coca Cola to sell milk called FairLife
» ANYONE KNOW HOW TO USE THE COLA'S FOR THE PURPOSE OF CALCULATING OUR RETRO
» Another Earthquake in Italy kills 15
» Full engineering software
» Happy Earth Day (2011)

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Chemtrail Awareness :: Todays News-
Jump to: