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US NewsCoca-Cola, Pepsi and McDonald's are among the ten brands that account for more than HALF of the rubbish on beaches and in rivers, pollution campaigners say

15:51  14 may  2019
15:51  14 may  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Coca - Cola , Pepsi and McDonald ' s are among the ten brands that account for more than HALF of the rubbish on beaches and in rivers , pollution Just 10 brands account for half of litter which ends up on beaches and riverbanks. Charity Surfers Against Sewage organised the clean-up, the

Coca - Cola , PepsiCo, and Nestle have been identified by campaigners as being among a handful of businesses that are contributing most to pollution . 'These brand audits offer undeniable proof of the role that corporations play in perpetuating the global plastic pollution crisis'.

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and McDonald's are among the ten brands that account for more than HALF of the rubbish on beaches and in rivers, pollution campaigners say © Getty School pupils taking part in a beach clean up at Rhosneigr, Ynys Mon (Anglesey). The pupils came from two schools, Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones and Ysgol rhoscolyn (primary). The clean up was organised by Sian Sykes from the Surfers Against Sewage campaign group.

More than half of litter that ends up on beaches and rivers is made by just ten companies, with Coca Cola producing the largest proportion at 15.5 per cent.

Thousands of volunteers took part in 2019's Big Spring Beach Clean, a clean-up of 229 beaches and riverbanks across the UK.

They picked up 49,000 pieces of litter, of which 20,000 had identifiable branding by only ten parent companies taking the majority, according to a report.

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More than half the packaging litter found on beaches and in rivers with identifiable branding was made by only ten food and drinks companies, a Coca - Cola produced the largest proportion (15.5 per cent) of the 20,000 pieces of branded packaging found by 45,000 volunteers who took part in 229

As McDonald ’ s expanded globally, it often used Coca - Cola ’s offices as a base of operations to get up and running. In 1993, Coke executives suggested that McDonald ’ s bundle its soda with a burger and fries during the “Jurassic Park” promotion, creating the Extra Value Meal.

Pepsi was second to Coca Cola which made up 10.3 per cent followed by Mondelez, which owns Cadbury, at 6.8 per cent, McDonald's 6 per cent and Nestlé 5.5 per cent.

More than 45,700 people collected 70,800kg (156 lbs) of waste as part of the UK's biggest beach clean, a 22 per cent increase from last year in what organisers are dubbing the 'Attenborough effect'.

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and McDonald's are among the ten brands that account for more than HALF of the rubbish on beaches and in rivers, pollution campaigners say © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

Awareness raising initiatives over the last 12 months, including 'David Attenborough's acclaimed TV series Blue Planet II and Our Planet are cited as having a positive impact in changing people's behaviour.

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Coca - Cola bottles and cans are the most commonly found items of packaging pollution on British beaches , making up nearly 12% of all litter, research SAS is calling for more transparency to make any new rules effective. The survey found that 10 companies were responsible for more than half of

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The report was commissioned by charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), who organised the clean-up, thought to be the UK's biggest beach clean ever.


Hugo Tagholm, the chief executive of SAS, said: 'Our survey clearly shows that big business is responsible for the scourge of plastic and packaging pollution.

'Just ten companies were responsible for over half of the packaging pollution recorded. People and the planet need these companies to change how they do business.

He said that at the moment the cost of this waste is 'left in the hands of local councils, taxpayers and, finally, the environment.'

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and McDonald's are among the ten brands that account for more than HALF of the rubbish on beaches and in rivers, pollution campaigners say © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The volunteers picked up 49,000 pieces of litter, of which 20,000 had identifiable branding by only ten parent companies taking the majority, according to a report . Pepsi was second to Coca Cola which made up 10.3 per cent followed by Mondelez, which owns Cadbury, at 6.8 per cent, McDonald's 6 per cent and Nestlé 5.5 per cent

Under the present Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) guidelines, producers 'that handle over 50 tonnes of packaging annually and have an annual turnover over £2 million' should be accountable for the cost and system for dealing with the packaging they create and sell.

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Campaigners have attacked junk food marketing by sponsors of the Olympic Games in Rio, claiming that companies are once more using the sporting event to promote unhealthy high-fat and sugar products. Sponsorship of the London Olympics by Coca - Cola and McDonald ’ s was fiercely criticised

Coca - Cola and PepsiCo account for more than 80% of the market, The row between soft drink makers and campaigners erupted last summer when a Delhi-based environmental group, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), claimed that Coca - Cola and PepsiCo products manufactured in

But, currently, parent companies do not share information on the quantity of packaging they produce, hiding the scale of their damage to the environment.

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Retailers and manufacturers pay less than ten per cent of the disposal cost, or less than £100 million a year.

The other 90 per cent is being funded via council tax bills and general taxation and finally, the environment, Mr Tagholm said.

The new EPR regulation will mean producers become accountable for 100 per cent of these costs.

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and McDonald's are among the ten brands that account for more than HALF of the rubbish on beaches and in rivers, pollution campaigners say © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited More than 45,700 people collected 70,800kg (156 lbs) of waste as part of the UK's biggest beach clean, a 22 per cent increase from last year in what organisers are dubbing the 'Attenborough effect'

But it is critical that there is transparency in regards to how much packaging is being produced, for new packaging responsibility regulation to be effective.

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'Full transparency and disclosure on the amount and type of packaging they use in order that new extended producer regulation can be truly effective,' Mr Tagholm said.

'Our environment is in peril and plastic pollution is a clear indicator that business as usual just won't do.'

The charity is submitting the results to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and McDonald's are among the ten brands that account for more than HALF of the rubbish on beaches and in rivers, pollution campaigners say © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Currently, parent companies do not share information on the quantity of packaging they produce, hiding the scale of their damage to the environment. Pictured here, a graph shows how many pieces of litter from these companies were picked up by teams

Coca-Cola told MailOnline: ‘We announced in January 2018 a global goal: to help collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one we sell by 2030.

We also committed to make bottles with an average of 50 per cent recycled plastic content by 2030. And while the majority of our packaging is recyclable, we are working to get to 100 percent recyclability.’

A PepsiCo spokeswoman said: 'We recognise the significant role we play in changing the way society makes, uses, and disposes of plastics, and aspire to build a world where plastics need never become waste. But we need to do more.

PepsiCo has elevated its participation in cross-industry and NGO initiatives and we look forward to engaging directly with Tearfund and with Sir David Attenborough on the issues raised in this report.'

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Coca - Cola has announced it supports testing a deposit return service for drinks cans and bottles, in We know it can be done, and we will continue to argue for a deposit system which takes account of The Marine Conservation Society has said up to 17% of the rubbish found on beaches is drinks

Coca - Cola executives and some outside experts say the company has been unfairly maligned for the Among the issues facing the city is a lack of wastewater treatment, meaning that raw sewage Local health advocates say aggressive marketing campaigns by Coke and Pepsi that started in the

McDonalds and Cadbury have also been contacted for comment.

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