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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 ...
 
 
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20 Mar
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15 Mar
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More than 2M tons of #plastic soft drinks bottles are sold each year, very few are made from recycled materials https://t.co/64CRz4sz7u
15 Mar
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