Coca-Cola and Pepsi falling short on pledges over plastic – report

"Coca-Cola and Pepsi are not doing enough to reduce their plastic waste footprint globally, according to a report.

The charity Tearfund has compiled a league table of how the companies, and Unilever and Nestlé, are faring in their commitments set against a three-point plan.

The plan calls on companies to:

  • report by the end of 2020 the amount of single use in units and volume they sell country by country,

  • reduce this by half by 2025 by moving to refillables and

  • ensure by 2022 one item is recycled for every single use plastic item sold in developing countries.

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