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01-04-21

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 可口可樂、百事可樂和雀巢連續第3年在塑膠污染排行榜拔頭籌

可口可樂、百事可樂和雀巢已連續第3年被評為全球最大的塑膠污染者,被指控在減少塑膠廢物方面「零進展」。

「擺脫塑縛」組織的年度審計結果顯示,可口可樂是世界最大的塑膠污染源。該組織調查55個國家,在其中51個國家的海灘、河流、公園和其他垃圾場發現最多的垃圾就是可口可樂的廢棄飲料瓶。去年該組織調查51個國家,其中37國最常見的垃圾是可口可樂飲料瓶。

今年稍早,可口可樂因為宣布不會棄用塑膠瓶而遭到了環保人士砲轟。可口可樂的理由是塑膠瓶很受顧客的歡迎。今年3月非政府組織「Tearfund」所做的一項調查發現,每年可口可樂、百事可樂、雀巢和聯合利華在6個開發中國家造成的塑膠污染量達50萬噸。

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé named top plastic polluters for third year in a row 

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé have been accused of "zero progress" on reducing plastic waste, after being named the world’s top plastic polluters for the third year in a row.

Coca-Cola was ranked the world’s No 1 plastic polluter by Break Free From Plastic in its annual audit, after its beverage bottles were the most frequently found discarded on beaches, rivers, parks and other litter sites in 51 of 55 nations surveyed. Last year it was the most frequently littered bottle in 37 countries, out of 51 surveyed.

Coca-Cola came under fire from environmental campaigners earlier this year when it announced it would not abandon plastic bottles, saying they were popular with customers. In March, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Unilever were found to be responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution in six developing countries each year, in a survey by NGO Tearfund.