Wednesday 6 December 2017

Plastic choke is no joke - why we need Greenpeace

More needs done to ensure plastic is used and disposed of responsibly. Top marks to Greenpeace for their steadfast highlighting of this potentially mortal problem. This is the latest email from them:

Christmas is a big time of year for Coke – but we want to show the world that their happy holiday image hides a less cheerful reality.

This global drinks giant pumps out an estimated 110 billion plastic bottles a year - that’s over 3,400 bottles a second! Our recycling systems simply cannot keep up with this tide of single-use plastic, and it’s overwhelming our oceans. Research has shown that a shocking 90% of seabirds and 1 in 3 sea turtles have ingested plastic.

As the biggest soft drinks producer in the world, Coca-Cola have the opportunity to take the lead in reducing their plastic footprint and coming up with innovative reusable alternatives.

Please take a minute to share the petition with your friends and tell Coke to take urgent action to stop harming our oceans:

Greenpeace supporters in 14 countries around the world have now joined the campaign – and together we’re showing Coke that there’s nowhere to hide for their plastic polluting ways.

This festive season, join the call for Coca-Cola to make a resolution that will change the face of our oceans for years to come – don’t let Coke choke our oceans!