Coke, Pepsi and Nestle named and shamed over killer single-use plastics
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestle and Unilever have been accused of flooding developing countries with plastics linked to the deaths of up to one million people a year.
International development agency Tearfund says such nations in Africa and Asia do not have the infrastructure to properly dispose of single-use plastics. Western countries already ‘export’ rubbish to developing countries and the UK alone dispatches around 650,000 tonnes of waste abroad each year. Tearfund senior policy advisor Joanne Green said: ‘That is indicative that something is seriously wrong. And yet we are sending it to countries who are already struggling.’
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