Report released on 6th May 2022
The executive summary is a 2 minute read.
Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Heineken International are responsible for nearly a quarter (23%) of all branded litter
Over half (51%) of branded litter can be traced back to just 10 brands
Drinks industry is the largest polluter for second year running and responsible for over one third of litter found in 2020 and 2021, with items including drinks cans, plastic and glass bottles, metal drinks cans, single use cups and lids.
Planet Patrol has made a number of recommendations to government including the urgent implementation of an all-in Deposit Return Scheme promised in the 2019 manifesto.
10 types of litter made up 73% of records in the Planet Patrol app, listed below:
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“Just ten parent companies were responsible for more than 50% of branded litter in the UK last year, and we’re seeing the same offenders like Coca Cola repeatedly in our data. We are part of a fundamentally flawed system that continues to allow brands to pollute without consequence or accountability, whilst our environment pays the price. Litter is the symptom of a deeper rooted, system problem – not the cause.”
Lizzie Carr MBE, Founder of Planet Patrol
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