We know plastic bottles are choking our planet. So why are companies still selling them?
The American Beverage Association announced on Tuesday that the world’s leading beverage companies — Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper — are investing $100 million to reduce the use of new plastic and improve plastic bottle recycling across the globe.
Plastic packaging is scattered in every corner of our planet. It’s been found in the Arctic and the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean, the Mariana Trench.
And while Canada is looking to ban some single-use plastics, such as bags, straws and cutlery, one of the most significant contributors to the problem remains beverage bottles.
A 2017 report by the U.K. newspaper the Guardian found that more than a million plastic bottles are purchased around the world per minute.
Just last week, a global brand audit by Break Free From Plastic named Coca-Cola the world’s top plastic polluter.
So, given what we know about the problem, the real question is: Why do beverage companies still sell plastic bottles? – CBC
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Why do beverage companies still sell plastic bottles?
Money. Its always about money. Corporate profits trump the environment every time,