What company pollutes the most plastic?
Plastic Waste The top plastic polluters 2021
The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo are ranked as the world's top plastic polluters for the 4th consecutive year according to Break Free From Plastic, whose latest global Brand Audit report also charges the same leading plastic polluters for fueling the climate crisis.
The findings said in 2021, 19,826 pieces of plastic waste from Coca-Cola products were recorded, more than double the amount in 2018. The company's total waste was also more than PepsiCo and Unilever's waste combined.
- India - 12,994,100 tons.
- China - 12,272,200 tons.
- Philippines - 4,025,300 tons.
- Brazil - 3,296,700 tons.
- Nigeria - 1,948,950 tons.
- Tanzania - 1,716,400 tons.
- Turkey - 1,656,110 tons.
- Egypt - 1,435,510 tons.
- 1 – Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET or PETE) ...
- 2 – High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) ...
- 3 – Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) ...
- 4 – Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) ...
- 5 – Polypropylene (PP) ...
- 6 – Polystyrene (PS) ...
- 7 – Other.
The US plastic market is valued at over $90 billion in 2022. The Asia Pacific region is the most lucrative for plastic product consumption with a net share of 44%. Packaging industry is the largest end use vertical commanding over 36% of the sales of plastic in the international market.
Cigarette butts — whose filters contain tiny plastic fibers — are the most common type of plastic waste found in the environment. Food wrappers, plastic bottles, plastic bottle caps, plastic grocery bags, plastic straws, and stirrers are the next most common items.
- China Coal 14.3 %
- Saudi Aramco 4.5 %
- Gazprom OAO 3.9 %
- National Iranian Oil Co 2.3 %
- ExxonMobil Corp 2.0 %
- Coal India 1.9 %
- Petróleos Mexicanos 1.9 %
- Russia Coal 1.9 %
|Greenhouse 100 Rank||Parent corporation or entity||2019 Emissions (CO2 equivalent metric tons)|
In March, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Unilever were found to be responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution in six developing countries each year, in a survey by NGO Tearfund.
- Coffee cups. Over 500,000 disposable coffee cups are littered every day in the UK. ...
- Clothing. ...
- Teabags. ...
- Chewing Gum. ...
- Foil Packaging. ...
- Sea Salt. ...
- Paper or cardboard food and drink packaging. ...
Does Pepsi use plastic?
Across our global company-owned and franchise beverage operations in 2021, PepsiCo used 6% recycled plastic in its plastic packaging globally, supported by 19% recycled content in Europe and 8% in North America.
Norway is the world leader in recycling plastic bottles, due to its refundable deposit program. Through this system, 97% of all plastic bottles in this Scandinavian country are recycled, making Norway the highest recycling country for plastic.
The top 20 producers of single use plastic
- ExxonMobil contributes 5.9% of total single use plastic waste.
- Dow 5.6%
- Sinopec 5.3%
- Indorama Ventures 4.6%
- Saudi Aramco 4.3%
- PetroChina 4%
- LyondellBasell 3.9%
- Reliance Industries 3.1%
China's imports of waste – including recyclables – has been in decline over the last year. Imports of scrap plastic have almost totally stopped due to the trade war. China said that most of the plastic was garbage, and too dirty to recycle.
A key ingredient in most chewing gums is polyvinyl acetate (plastic) which is also used in the production of glue, plastic bags, and bottles. Ick! Plastic is the ingredient that makes chewing gum... chewy, and you will find it listed in the ingredients list as gum base.
|Rank||Country||Plastic waste per capita kilograms per year|
The Coca-Cola Company's World Without Waste program is an ambitious sustainable packaging initiative that focuses on three key areas: Design, Collect and Partner. Make 100% of our packaging recyclable globally by 2025. Use at least 50% recycled material in our packaging by 2030.
- Energy (Electricity and Heating): 15.83 billion tons.
- Transport: 8.43 billion tons.
- Manufacturing and construction: 6.3 billion tons.
- Agriculture: 5.79 billion tons.
- Food retail: 3.1 billion tons.
- Fashion: 2.1 billion tons.
- Technology: 1.02 billion tons.
Most of the plastic that pollutes our oceans comes from land - in fact it is estimated that 80% of ocean plastic pollution originates here, flowing into the oceans through sewers and rivers, being blown towards the sea by the wind or simply being discarded directly on the beach.
- Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia. Ownership: State. ...
- Chevron, US. Ownership: Shareholder. ...
- Gazprom, Russia. Ownership: State. ...
- ExxonMobil, US. Ownership: Shareholder. ...
- National Iranian Oil Co. Ownership: State. ...
- BP, UK. Ownership: Shareholder. ...
- Royal Dutch Shell, Netherlands. ...
- Coal India, India.
What industry is worst for the environment?
The worst industries for the environment and pollution include Energy, Agriculture, Fashion, Transport, Food Retail, Construction, Technology, and Forestry. They account for most of the global pollution we see today and negatively impact the ecosystems they are exposed to. What is this?
- BP. Fossil fuel giant BP changed their name to Beyond Petroleum and publicly added solar panels on their gas stations. ...
- ExxonMobil. Oil giant ExxonMobil has a long history of damaging the environment. ...
- Nestlé ...
- Coca-Cola. ...
- Starbucks. ...
- IKEA. ...
- Plastic Bottle Water Companies. ...
- Major Banks.
Most ocean pollution begins on land.
When large tracts of land are plowed, the exposed soil can erode during rainstorms. Much of this runoff flows to the sea, carrying with it agricultural fertilizers and pesticides. Eighty percent of pollution to the marine environment comes from the land.
Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our ocean. Plastic pollution is a global problem. Approximately 7 billion of the 9.2 billion tonnes of plastic produced from 1950-2017 became plastic waste, ending up in landfills or dumped.
Jenna Jambeck, environmental engineer at the University of Georgia, analyzed with a team of researchers the releases of plastic waste in the oceans around the world. They discovered that China and Indonesia are the main sources of plastic pollution for single use: bottles, packaging, main bags polluting the oceans.