A Coca-Cola Christmas

A truckload of plastic enters the ocean every minute.

Coca-Cola produce an estimated 110 billion plastic bottles a year.

We produced more plastic in the last ten years than during the entire twentieth century.

Ho ho ho.

“The world is waking up to the plastic crisis in our oceans. We produced more plastic in the last ten years than during the entire twentieth century, less than ten percent of it gets recycled, and it lasts for centuries, for the sake of products we only used for seconds. Sixteen million plastic bottles enter the environment each day in the UK alone, and many of them end up in our oceans where they choke sea life and gradually break down into plastic dust that spreads throughout the food chain, from plankton to your plate.

Coca Cola is the world’s biggest soft drinks producer and the source of over a hundred billion disposable plastic bottles every year. They have the power to change how drinks are packaged, and how that packaging is managed. This Christmas, we’re asking Coke to show some goodwill to our oceans and shrink their enormous plastic footprint.”
– Elena Polisano, Oceans Campaigner for Greenpeace UK

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  1. Willie says:

    Human nature does indeed have a voracious appetite for shitting in its own nest.

    We can blame the multi nationals and corporates all we like. But at the end of the day, unless and until average Joe Public is up to his neck in the shit, he’ll keep drinking his throwaway cup of Starbucks, McDonalds or Costa (planet ) whilst our legislators do nothing.

  2. DealsTrato says:

    Coca Cola is the world’s biggest soft drinks producer but Pepsi???

  3. SleepingDog says:

    Can this be our grim+sordid+embarrassing end, to asphyxiate our global selves in a sheathe of plastic whilst pursuing a hedonistic high? Well, we cannot say we were not warned:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_weed

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