Canada’s Top Plastic Polluters? Apparently It’s Nestlé & Tim Hortons

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Nestlé and Tim Hortons products have been ‘crowned’ Canada’s top plastic polluters

Back in September, volunteers cleaned up trash from Canadian shorelines and traced it back to five companies: Nestlé, Tim Hortons, PepsiCo, the Coca-Cola Company and McDonald’s.

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According to Greenpeace Canada, the top 10 plastic items found on shorelines across Canada during the clean up were:

  • Food wrappers
  • Plastic bottles
  • Cups
  • Bottle caps
  • Shopping bags
  • Lids
  • Straws
  • Stirrers
  • Cutlery
  • Containers

Sarah King, head of Greenpeace Canada’s oceans and plastics campaign, said that 75 % of the trash collected during the Canadian cleanups was plastic.

Their cleanup found that Nestlé products were the biggest offender, with numerous brand items under their name being found.

The top offenders accounting for 40% of the trash that they were able to identify were (in order):

  • Nestlé Pure Life
  • Tim Hortons
  • McDonald’s
  • Starbucks
  • Coca-Cola
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