Coca-Cola accounts for 3.3 million tons of plastic packaging annually, which roughly accounts for 200,000 bottles every minute.
The Coca-Cola Company will only act to remedy these multiple human rights violations when it feels that the brand name is threatened by public exposure of its record.
"Real solutions must change systems and power structures."
In the U.S. specifically, a total of 70 cleanups determined that Nestlé, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola were the worst corporate plastic polluters, in that order.
"Coca-Cola kills us."
Coca-Cola has increased their use of single-use plastic bottles over the last decade.
Coca Cola launched the competition using the crowd-sourcing platform HeroX, and according to their website they are seeking “a naturally sourced, safe, low- or no-calorie compound that creates the taste sensation of sugar when used in beverages.”
Regardless of what the companies claim, the Big 10 do have the power and resources to address hunger and poverty within their supply chains.
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