Millions of single-use plastic soft drink bottles sold every year, report shows
Original story at the Guardian• 10 mentions • 4 months ago
the Guardian 4 months ago
More than two million tonnes of throwaway plastic soft drinks bottles are sold each year, with only a small proportion made from recycled materials, research reveals. A survey by Greenpeace found five of six global soft drinks firms sold single-use plastic bottles weighing more than two million tonnes – only 6.6% of which was recycled plastic. If figures from Coca-Cola, which did not disclose how many tonnes of plastic it sells, were included, the numbers would be much higher, the campaigners said. Single-use drinks bottles are a visible part of the problem of plastics pollution in the world’s oceans, forming ...