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

An August 11, 2021 UK Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) news release 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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