Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Leave Pro-Plastics Lobbying Association

As more and more companies are transitioning away from single-use plastics and actively seeking more sustainable alternatives, The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo have announced their exit from the Plastics Industry Association.

The food and beverage giants announced their decision earlier this week, following a statement from Greenpeace to the same effect.

“Companies understand that they cannot publicly say they want to end plastic pollution, while financially supporting an association that lobbies for our continued reliance on throwaway plastics,” said Greenpeace USA Oceans Campaign Director John Hocevar. “This is a victory for every person that spoke up and asked Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to put their money where their mouths are, and tell the Plastics Industry Association to stop preventing plastic reduction efforts.” Read Full Article - Sustainable Brands, July 27, 2019