A new report by the Changing Markets Foundation, ‘Talking Trash: The Corporate Playbook of False Solutions’, accuses big plastic polluters of undermining efforts to address the plastic crisis.

The report lists the top 10 individual plastic polluters – Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Mars Incorporated, Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Perfetti Van Melle, Procter and Gamble, and Unilever – and claims that they have been actively lobbying against the voluntary commitments and group initiatives they have signed up to.

For example, Coca-Cola, which the report finds have a plastic footprint of about 2.9 million tonnes per year, is signed up to 10 voluntary commitments, but is a member of at least seven trade associations that have lobbied against deposit return schemes (DRS) or other legislation to regulate single-use plastic.

You can view the full Talking Trash report on the Changing Markets Foundation website.