10 of the World’s Most Polluting Brands

Posted on November 27, 2019 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

The latest Global Brand Audit Report from Break Free From Plastic has revealed the top 10 most polluting companies in the world. Unsurprisingly, the three biggest offenders were corporate behemoths…

Source: 10 of the World’s Most Polluting Brands

  1. Coca-Cola, with 11,372 pieces in 37 countries
  2. Nestlé, with 4,846 pieces in 31 countries
  3. PepsiCo, with 3,362 pieces in 28 countries
  4. Mondelēz International, with 1,023 pieces in 23 countries
  5. Unilever, with 3,328 pieces in 21 countries
  6. Mars, with 543 pieces in 20 countries
  7. Procter & Gamble, with 1,160 pieces in 18 countries
  8. Colgate-Palmolive, with 642 pieces in 18 countries
  9. Philip Morris International, with 2,239 pieces in 17 countries
  10. Perfetti van Melle, with 1,090 pieces in 17 countries


No Surprises here.   These big corporations have to start taking responsibility for the rubbish their products make.   The argument they have sold the product so they have no more involvement in it is nonsense.    If they were not around we would not have their rubbish, so their presence and rubbish have a strong correlation.    A plastics tax would be one way to solve this as it would drive them to seek alternative more environmentally acceptable materials.  But while plastic is cheap and plentiful, a greedy corporation will continue to abuse it as a material.