Despite large awareness campaigns worldwide to reduce plastic consumption, industries, apparently, are not aware of this situation. This was reflected in the latest audit carried out by the NGO Greenpace.
In order to show how large corporations contribute to the problem of pollution, the environmental NGO together with the “Break Free From Plastic” movement organized 239 plastic collections in 42 countries, which resulted in an analysis of 187,000 pieces of waste.
According to the report, the biggest contaminant was Coca Cola, the brand was found in 40 of the 42 countries participating in the investigation.
Similarly, the presence of PepsiCo and Nestlé was also found. These three brands represent 45% of the plastic pollution in the Ocean.
“These brand audits provide undeniable proof of the role companies play in perpetuating the global crisis of plastic pollution. By continuing to produce problematic and unrecoverable disposable plastic packaging for their products, these companies are guilty of destroying the planet on a large scale, "said Von Hernández, Global Coordinator of Break Free From Plastic.
Plastic in the deepest part of the sea
Another more recent example of pollution reaching uncontrollable points was in the expedition that a team of adventurers carried out in the deepest point of the ocean, located in the Mariana Trench.
The expedition members descended to a depth of 10,935 meters and were surprised to find in this unknown place, a plastic bag and candy wrappers, according to the BBC.
"It has been disappointing to see that there is contamination of human origin in the deepest point of the planet," they told Reuters.