Tell Nestlé to stop selling water in plastic bottles
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Nestlé's choice to sell water in single-use plastic containers is having global environmental consequences. There are at least two feasible alternatives to selling water in plastic containers: (1) glass bottles; (2) paper cartons. Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is a leading producer of bottled water for American consumers, selling popular brands such as Poland Spring. Nestlé Waters North America Inc., is owned by Nestlé S.A., the largest food company in the world by revenue. Nestlé was ranked #70 on the Fortune Global 500 as of 2015.
Three out of eleven of Nestlé Waters' brands are currently available in glass bottles - S. Pellegrino, Acqua Panna, and Perrier. Nestlé Waters could entirely convert to glass bottles or paper cartons instead of plastic bottles.
Let's urge Timothy B. Brown, CEO of Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. to show environmental leadership by ending Nestlé's sales of water in plastic single-use containers.
Facts about plastic and the environment
- Plastic trash causes the deaths of more than a million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals annually.
- It takes approximately 500-1,000 years for a plastic water bottle to degrade.
- Over 63 billion plastic bottles are dumped into landfills and oceans each year.
- There are billions of pounds of plastic in the world's oceans.
- Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles every year.
- The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest ocean garbage site in the world, twice the size of Texas.
- North American plastic consumption per capita was 326 lbs in 2010, up more than 100 lbs from 2001.
- The United Nations Environment Program estimated in 2006 that every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic.
- Enough plastic is thrown away each year to wrap around the earth 4 times.
- Plastic in the ocean breaks down in to such small particles, that pieces of plastic from one plastic water bottle could end up on every mile of beach in the world.
- Over the past ten years, we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
- Sea turtles confuse floating plastic garbage for food.
- Marine mammals often ingest and become entangled in plastic.
- According to the EPA, “every bit of plastic ever made still exists.”
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