Canada's Worst Plastic Polluters are Nestle, Tim Hortons, McDonalds Starbucks and Coca-Cola according to Greenpeace

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Canada's Worst Plastic Polluters are Nestle, Tim Hortons, McDonalds Starbucks and Coca-Cola according to Greenpeace
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Recycling isn’t going to solve the problem of plastic pollution, Greenpeace Canada said, with the audit showing that recyclability of a product doesn’t necessarily reduce the likelihood of it being thrown out as garbage.

The plain-language translation:  "Recycling isn’t going to solve the problem of plastic pollution, Greenpeace Canada said, because even when something is totally recyclable, people still put it with garbage or toss it on the ground."

 

Bacchus

Which makes people the worst polluters not those companies

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I would hope that companies who sell stuff in cups or bags or cartons or packages look for ways to reduce packaging, and/or to use recyclable or biodegradable packaging.  But if they're doing that, and also providing garbage and recycling receptacles in their restaurant, and filling consumer's re-usable cups and mugs when asked to, I feel like we can't really honestly pretend they're still the problem when some asshole orders a jumbo soda and then tosses the empty cup, lid and straw on the ground twenty feet from garbage/recycling receptacle.

And really, counting the number of "branded" cups, lids and bags you find on the street isn't identifying the "worst polluters", it's identifying the most popular restaurants.