Ask big corporations to stop plastic pollution

Single-use plastic costs little to companies, but the real price is paid by our planet and communities.

For far too long, big companies have made big money forcing plastic packaging into our lives, most of the time without giving us the choice to avoid it.

Corporations like Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Mars, Kraft Heinz, Mondelez, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson and Johnson, and Danone are increasing the amount of single-use plastic and, even if they claim to know little about where their plastic ends up, their solutions have only been related to addressing recyclability or recycling.

The truth is that recycling is not the solution: over 90% of the plastic ever made has not been recycled, it sits in landfills, ends up in the environment, or has been incinerated and dispersed toxic pollution back to our environment.

We cannot simply recycle our way out of the plastic pollution crisis. It’s time for corporations to move away from single-use plastic altogether.

Single-use plastic is designed to be used for a few minutes and then be thrown away. It disappears from our lives quickly, but in the environment it can remain for centuries, polluting our oceans, waterway and soil, and hurting animals and people.

Since the 1950s, over 8 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced - equal to the weight of 47 million blue whales - and it is estimated that by 2050, plastic production will quadruple if we don’t change course.

Our planet can’t take anymore. We need urgently to stop plastic pollution at its source. We need corporations to move away from single-use plastic.

Add your name to demand that companies take responsibility for the plastic pollution crisis they helped create!

Add your name to demand the CEOs of these companies take responsibility for the plastic pollution crisis they helped create!
We ask the CEOs of Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Mars, Kraft Heinz, Mondelez, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson and Johnson, Danone:

- to be transparent about the plastic they use and produce
- to commit to reduction and set annual targets for reducing their plastic footprint
- to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic by the end of 2019
- to invest in reuse and new delivery systems

To the CEOs of Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Mars, Kraft Heinz, Mondelez, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson and Johnson, Danone:

I urge you to work with Greenpeace to phase out single-use plastic packaging and invest in alternative delivery systems. It is time to shift from a throwaway model to one that promotes reuse and enables healthier ecosystems and lifestyles.