Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Top List of Worst Plastic Polluters

Environmental group Break Free From Plastic audited waste from 51 countries

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“I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke” is among Coca-Cola’s most famous slogans, but all those plastic bottles have added up to make the soft-drink company the world’s top plastic polluter for the second year in a row.

That’s according to a waste audit organized by the environmental group Break Free From Plastic, an organization that advocates for a plastic-free future. Over 72,000 volunteers in 51 countries removed and catalogued more than 476,435 pieces of plastic waste across the world’s streets, public parks and beaches.



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