Plastic Waste – UK Citizen Science Cleanup Identifies “Dirty Dozen” Consumer Brands

An August 11, 2021 UK Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) news release https://www.sas.org.uk/news/exposed-dirty-dozen reports “… the results of its Million Mile Clean from 11th May – 23rd May … volunteers took part in a national brand audit, an important citizen science programme to drive corporate behaviour change … two thirds of the UKs plastic and packaging pollution can be traced back to just 12 polluting companies, aka. THE DIRTY DOZEN: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Anheuser-Bush InBev, McDonalds, Mondelez International, Heineken, Tesco, Carlsberg Group, Suntory, Haribo, Mars and Aldi … We need: 1. Legislation that ends the production and consumption of non-essential single-use polluting plastics; 2. Legislation that ensures effective resource use and waste management; 3. Business models within companies that are focused on reduction and reuse; [and] 4. A shift in narrative away from traditional recycling models and towards reduction and alternative use for single use plastics …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling

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