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Stop the Rubbish

Over 50,000 people around the world have joined together to call on these multinational companies to stop this rubbish problem. This action is now closed, however stay up to date with the latest on Tearfund advocacy work by subscribing to our Tearfund Action emails.


In the Rubbish Campaign race to tackle plastic pollution, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are hardly off the starting line. More than 50,000 of us globally have called them out, but they’re still dragging their feet.

For details on how we have scored each company’s progress so far, take a look at the League Table.

These companies are selling single-use plastic in many poorer countries that don’t have waste collection. This means that people are often forced to burn or live among their rubbish, which leads to disease and sickness.

Each year, open burning of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo’s plastic products in just six countries also causes more climate emissions than 1.5 million cars. Climate change makes life even harder for the world’s poorest people.

For people living in poverty and for creation, this isn’t good enough.

But the race isn’t over yet.

The Rubbish Campaign League Table

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The Rubbish Campaign League Table – In the race to tackle plastic pollution, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are losing.
The Burning Question: Report

Plastic pollution scars landscapes, fills our oceans and harms the health of the world’s poorest people. Will these companies reduce their plastic use?

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