More trash, more cash: who is really behind the plastic crisis in Spain?

Lead Organization: Changing Markets Foundation

Author: Changing Markets Foundation


The latest investigation reveals how the plastic polluters have successfully prevented any attempts to reform the Spanish waste management system for years and are now once again gearing up to derail meaningful implementation of the Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive. The latest attempt to derail real solutions, such as DRS and reuse targets, is spearheaded by the producer responsibility organization Ecoembes – large monopoly, which unites the biggest consumer goods companies, like Coca-Cola, Unilever, Nestlé, and Danone, and the biggest supermarkets, like Mercadona, Alcampo, Carrefour and Lidl.