Nov 16, 2023

PepsiCo sued by New York state for plastic pollution

PepsiCo has been sued by New York state for plastic pollution along Buffalo River that is allegedly contaminating the water and harming wildlife. According to the lawsuit, PepsiCo is the single largest identifiable contributor to the problem. Last week Coca-Cola, Danone and Nestle were accused of making misleading claims about their plastic bottles. "Of the 1,916 pieces of plastic trash collected with an identifiable brand, over 17 percent were produced by PepsiCo," it said. According to New York state, PepsiCo manufactures, produces, and packages at least 85 different beverage brands and 25 snack food brands that predominantly come in single-use plastic containers.

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