The #BrandAudit2021 Report

“BRANDED Volume IV:  Holding Corporations Accountable for the Plastic & Climate Crisis” is out, revealing the Top 10 Corporate Plastic Polluters of 2021.

Over 99% of plastic is made from fossil fuels. To truly “turn off the tap” on plastic pollution, corporations must stop producing so much plastic and keep fossil fuels in the ground.

That’s why the #breakfreefromplastic (BFFP) movement is challenging the corporations fueling both plastic pollution and the climate crisis to Reveal, Reduce, and Redesign their products now. BRANDED Volume IV: Holding Corporations Accountable for the Plastic & Climate Crisis exposes the world’s worst corporate plastic polluters that continue to produce plastic despite its harmful impact on the climate, our environment, and our future.

This report is a collaboration of Break Free From Plastic members, allies and all 11,184 volunteers who conducted 440 brand audits across 45 countries. Together, they collected 330,493 pieces of plastic waste, 58% of which was marked with a clear consumer brand.

Special thanks to the new generation of youth activists around the world fighting for a livable planet, especially our Break Free From Plastic Youth Ambassadors. This report is dedicated to you.

Watch the video to discover the Top 10 Corporate Plastic Polluters of 2021

and meet some of the BFFP youth leaders of this year’s global brand audit. Together, let’s hold corporations accountable and demand that they #breakfreefromplastic!

Report Highlights

1. Plastic pollution is a climate justice issue.

2. The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s worst corporate plastic polluter for the fourth year in a row. Corporate plastic polluters are contributing to the climate crisis.

3. Change can only happen if corporations and governments take meaningful action now.

4. Young people are demanding corporations REVEAL, REDUCE, and REDESIGN to reclaim their futures.

Our Member-led Brand Audit Reports

Vietnam

by Vietnam Zero Waste Alliance | March 2021

Philippines

by Greenpeace Philippines | March 2021

Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA

by Gwinnett Recycles | April 2021

United Kingdom

by Surfers Against Sewage | August 2021

Kenya

by Clean Up Kenya | August 2021

Uganda

by End Plastic Pollution | September 2021

Bangladesh

by ESDO | September 2021

Austin, Texas, USA

by 5 Gyres | October 2021

Denmark (English)

by Plastic Change | October 2021

Denmark (Danish)

by Plastic Change | October 2021

Mexico

by Fronteras Comunes | November 2021

India

by Kashtakari Panchayat | November 2021

Tanzania

by Nipe Fagio | February 2022

Data Dashboard

Find Out the Top Plastic Polluters in Your Country

Take action by calling out the top corporate polluters!

Join us in demanding that corporations….

their total plastic footprint

the amount of plastic produced

their packaging for refill and reuse

HAVE 1 MINUTE TO SHARE SOMETHING?

Sample Post

JUST IN: @cocacola, @PepsiCo, @Unilever, @Nestle, & @ProcterGamble are the Top 5 Corporate Plastic Polluters of 2021!It’s the 4th time they’ve been on the top 10 list. We demand that they #breakfreefromplastic! Visit  bit.ly/bffpba2021 #BrandAudit2021 @brkfreeplastic

JUST IN: @cocacola, @PepsiCo, @Unilever, @Nestle, & @proctergamble are the Top 5 Corporate Plastic Polluters of 2021!These brands have been in the top 10 list for four years in a row now.  We have had enough of their plastic!Join us in holding them accountable for the plastic and climate crisis. It’s time they  #breakfreefromplastic!Visit bit.ly/bffpba2021 #BrandAudit2021 @breakfreefromplastic

Check out how people are taking action!

Throwback muna, these companies were the Top Corporate Plastic Polluters last 2020 sa buong mundo 🌏

Sino naman kaya ngayong 2021? Abangan! 🔜

#BreakFreeFromPlastic
#BrandAudit2021

Throwback muna, these companies were the Top Corporate Plastic Polluters last 2020 sa buong mundo 🌏

Sino naman kaya ngayong 2021? Abangan! 🔜

#BreakFreeFromPlastic
#BrandAudit2021
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🚨JUST IN: cocacola, pepsico, unilever, nestle, & proctergamble are the Top 5 Corporate Plastic Polluters of 2021! 🚨

These brands have been in the top 10 list for four years in a row now. Join us in holding them accountable for the plastic and climate crisis and demanding that they #breakfreefromplastic. 

Read the full #BrandAudit2021 at the link in our bio.

🚨JUST IN: cocacola, pepsico, unilever, nestle, & proctergamble are the Top 5 Corporate Plastic Polluters of 2021! 🚨

These brands have been in the top 10 list for four years in a row now. Join us in holding them accountable for the plastic and climate crisis and demanding that they #breakfreefromplastic.

Read the full #BrandAudit2021 at the link in our bio.
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⏲️⏲️⏲️ Time is up for corporations to own up to the truth: PLASTIC IS OIL & GAS. 🛢 Join #BrandAudit2021 and let’s hold corporations accountable for their plastic waste. 🙌🏾 ❌⁠
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Be the change. 🌍 Become a volunteer auditor in your community! ⁠
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Break Free From Plastic’s brand audits are a citizen science initiative that involves counting and documenting the brands found on plastic waste collected at a cleanup to help identify the companies responsible for plastic pollution.⁠
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#plasticproblem #environmentalactivist #saveourhome #climatewarrior #climatehope #ecoactivism #environmentalissues #climateawareness #climaterevolution

⏲️⏲️⏲️ Time is up for corporations to own up to the truth: PLASTIC IS OIL & GAS. 🛢 Join #BrandAudit2021 and let’s hold corporations accountable for their plastic waste. 🙌🏾 ❌⁠

Be the change. 🌍 Become a volunteer auditor in your community! ⁠

Break Free From Plastic’s brand audits are a citizen science initiative that involves counting and documenting the brands found on plastic waste collected at a cleanup to help identify the companies responsible for plastic pollution.⁠


SIGN UP NOW - LINK IN BIO⁠
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#collectiveaction #citizenscientists #leadership #brandaudit #plasticpollution #pollutionsolution #plasticpollutes #waterpollution #microplastics #cleanearth #environmentalism #activism #ecojustice⁠
#plasticproblem #environmentalactivist #saveourhome #climatewarrior #climatehope #ecoactivism #environmentalissues #climateawareness #climaterevolution
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⚠️ 𝗧𝗢𝗣 𝟭𝟬 𝗘𝗠𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗔𝗦 𝗣𝗢𝗟𝗨𝗜𝗗𝗢𝗥𝗔𝗦 𝗣𝗟𝗔́𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗢 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

Pelo 4.º ano consecutivo, a coligação Break Free From Plastic  desenvolveu a sua brand audit e identificou as empresas que estiveram na origem dos plásticos que são encontrados abandonados no ambiente, um pouco por todo o mundo.

🔎 TOP 10 poluidoras de plástico em 2021 são: The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Unilever, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Mondelēz International, Philip Morris International, Danone, Mars, Inc. e Colgate-Palmolive.

🔎 Graças aos 11.184 voluntários de 45 países, foram realizadas 440 auditorias de marca em 6 continentes. É uma iniciativa que envolve a contagem e documentação das marcas encontradas nos resíduos de plástico para ajudar a identificar as empresas responsáveis pela poluição plástica. 

🔎 O plástico é feito de combustíveis fósseis e o uso desenfreado de plástico descartável contribui seriamente para a crise climática. Se todo o ciclo de vida do plástico fosse um país, ele seria o quinto maior emissor de gases de efeito estufa do mundo. 

🔎 É mais importante do que nunca que os governos responsabilizem as empresas pelo seu papel na produção de poluição pois os compromissos corporativos voluntários não são suficientes. O mundo não pode continuar a depender de combustíveis fósseis, nem a assentar no modelo do descartável. É fundamental reduzir a produção de embalagens descartáveis e promover novos modelos de negócio assentes na reutilização. 
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#BrandAudit2021 #breakfreefromplastic 
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⚠️ 𝗧𝗢𝗣 𝟭𝟬 𝗘𝗠𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗔𝗦 𝗣𝗢𝗟𝗨𝗜𝗗𝗢𝗥𝗔𝗦 𝗣𝗟𝗔́𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗢 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

Pelo 4.º ano consecutivo, a coligação Break Free From Plastic desenvolveu a sua brand audit e identificou as empresas que estiveram na origem dos plásticos que são encontrados abandonados no ambiente, um pouco por todo o mundo.

🔎 TOP 10 poluidoras de plástico em 2021 são: The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Unilever, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Mondelēz International, Philip Morris International, Danone, Mars, Inc. e Colgate-Palmolive.

🔎 Graças aos 11.184 voluntários de 45 países, foram realizadas 440 auditorias de marca em 6 continentes. É uma iniciativa que envolve a contagem e documentação das marcas encontradas nos resíduos de plástico para ajudar a identificar as empresas responsáveis pela poluição plástica.

🔎 O plástico é feito de combustíveis fósseis e o uso desenfreado de plástico descartável contribui seriamente para a crise climática. Se todo o ciclo de vida do plástico fosse um país, ele seria o quinto maior emissor de gases de efeito estufa do mundo.

🔎 É mais importante do que nunca que os governos responsabilizem as empresas pelo seu papel na produção de poluição pois os compromissos corporativos voluntários não são suficientes. O mundo não pode continuar a depender de combustíveis fósseis, nem a assentar no modelo do descartável. É fundamental reduzir a produção de embalagens descartáveis e promover novos modelos de negócio assentes na reutilização.
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🔗Link na bio para saber aceder ao relatório
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#BrandAudit2021 #breakfreefromplastic
#WeChooseReuse
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Aquí tenemos a los campeones anuales, a nivel mundial, en contaminación por #plástico. Por mucho #GreenWashing (lavado verde) que se hagan no pueden esconder su enorme impacto ambiental ¡Qué verguenza! 

 #LeydeResiduos #residuos #brandaudit2021 #SDDR #PlasticOFF #VivirSinPlásticos

Aquí tenemos a los campeones anuales, a nivel mundial, en contaminación por #plástico. Por mucho #GreenWashing (lavado verde) que se hagan no pueden esconder su enorme impacto ambiental ¡Qué verguenza!

#LeydeResiduos #residuos #brandaudit2021 #SDDR #PlasticOFF #VivirSinPlásticos
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repost via instarepost20 from nipefagio Nipe Fagio has successfully submitted the data collected in 40 #WorldCleanupDay sites across Tanzânia to breakfreefromplastic today. Our thank you to all the partners involved that carefully collected the data and submitted it on time, allowing our work to inform the #BrandAudit2021 report. Collectively we are strong 💪🏿. #SingleUsePlastic free world, we are ready for you! #pamojatunaweza

repost via instarepost20 from nipefagio Nipe Fagio has successfully submitted the data collected in 40 #WorldCleanupDay sites across Tanzânia to breakfreefromplastic today. Our thank you to all the partners involved that carefully collected the data and submitted it on time, allowing our work to inform the #BrandAudit2021 report. Collectively we are strong 💪🏿. #SingleUsePlastic free world, we are ready for you! #pamojatunaweza ...

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The top corporate polluters of 2020 were cocacola, pepsi and nestle. Who will make the list this year? 🤔

You can help collect valuable data for #BrandAudit2021. We need to call on these companies to #BreakFreeFromPlastic by: 
✔️ Revealing the amount of plastic produced
✔️ Reducing their plastic footprint
✔️ Redesigning packaging for refill and reuse

Head to the link in our bio to take part. Data must be submitted by September 20 to be contributed to the annual global report. 

📸: #5gyresambassador darlingoftheorient

The top corporate polluters of 2020 were cocacola, pepsi and nestle. Who will make the list this year? 🤔

You can help collect valuable data for #BrandAudit2021. We need to call on these companies to #BreakFreeFromPlastic by:
✔️ Revealing the amount of plastic produced
✔️ Reducing their plastic footprint
✔️ Redesigning packaging for refill and reuse

Head to the link in our bio to take part. Data must be submitted by September 20 to be contributed to the annual global report.

📸: #5gyresambassador darlingoftheorient
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The results are in! Congratulations cocacola for securing the title of worlds worst corporate plastic polluter a whopping 4 years in a row!! 🏆🏆🏆🏆 

An honorable mention goes to runners up pepsi unilever proctergamble and of course a fan favorite, nestle.

The #brandaudit2021 by breakfreefromplastic is out with data collected across 45 countries exposing the top corporate contributors to plastic pollution. If you can take 5 minutes today to make an impact - click the link in bio to learn how you can share this on your channels, speak up to your local leaders and learn more about solutions based approaches to plastic pollution.

#plasticfreeseas #corporateresponsibility #extendedproducerresponsibility #plasticpollution #singleuseplastic #redesign #rethink #speakup #turnoffthetap

The results are in! Congratulations cocacola for securing the title of worlds worst corporate plastic polluter a whopping 4 years in a row!! 🏆🏆🏆🏆

An honorable mention goes to runners up pepsi unilever proctergamble and of course a fan favorite, nestle.

The #brandaudit2021 by breakfreefromplastic is out with data collected across 45 countries exposing the top corporate contributors to plastic pollution. If you can take 5 minutes today to make an impact - click the link in bio to learn how you can share this on your channels, speak up to your local leaders and learn more about solutions based approaches to plastic pollution.

#plasticfreeseas #corporateresponsibility #extendedproducerresponsibility #plasticpollution #singleuseplastic #redesign #rethink #speakup #turnoffthetap
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99% of plastic is made from fossil fuels. 🔥 PLASTIC POLLUTION = CLIMATE CHANGE yet brands continue to produce plastic! 

Corporations are throwing away our future - today!
Join #BrandAudit2021 to hold them accountable and demand that they #breakfreefromplastic. 🙌🏾

SIGN UP NOW link in bio. 

#plasticpollution #corporateresponsibility #plasticfreejuly #climatechange #clinateaction #climateactionnow

99% of plastic is made from fossil fuels. 🔥 PLASTIC POLLUTION = CLIMATE CHANGE yet brands continue to produce plastic!

Corporations are throwing away our future - today!
Join #BrandAudit2021 to hold them accountable and demand that they #breakfreefromplastic. 🙌🏾

SIGN UP NOW link in bio.

#plasticpollution #corporateresponsibility #plasticfreejuly #climatechange #clinateaction #climateactionnow
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90% of plastic comes from fossil fuels. Corporations contribute to climate change with every single-use plastic they produce. 🛢🏭

To address the climate crisis and end plastic pollution, plastic production has to stop. 🙌🏾

Check out the link in our bio to know more and to find out how you can help hold corporations #climateaction 

📸: @beyondplasticsbennington meme challenge 
#breakfreefromplastic #brandaudit2021 #plasticpollution #corporateresponsibility #climatechange #climateaction

90% of plastic comes from fossil fuels. Corporations contribute to climate change with every single-use plastic they produce. 🛢🏭

To address the climate crisis and end plastic pollution, plastic production has to stop. 🙌🏾

Check out the link in our bio to know more and to find out how you can help hold corporations #climateaction

📸: @beyondplasticsbennington meme challenge
#breakfreefromplastic #brandaudit2021 #plasticpollution #corporateresponsibility #climatechange #climateaction
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🚨INFO TERKINI: cocacola, PepsiCo, Unilever, Nestle, & proctergamble adalah 5 Perusahaan Pencemar Plastik Teratas pada tahun 2021! 🚨

Merek-merek ini telah berada pada 10 daftar merek teratas selama empat tahun berturut-berturut sekarang 🤯 Capek gak siiih kalau begini terus?

Kamu bisa ikut menagih tanggung jawab produsen atas plastik dan krisis iklim dengan menandatangaini petisi bersama kami 👉 act.gp/pantangplastik

Sudah waktunya mereka #breakfreefromplastic! Baca laporan lengkapnya 👉 bit.ly/bffpba2021

#BrandAudit2021 #PantangPlastik

🚨INFO TERKINI: cocacola, PepsiCo, Unilever, Nestle, & proctergamble adalah 5 Perusahaan Pencemar Plastik Teratas pada tahun 2021! 🚨

Merek-merek ini telah berada pada 10 daftar merek teratas selama empat tahun berturut-berturut sekarang 🤯 Capek gak siiih kalau begini terus?

Kamu bisa ikut menagih tanggung jawab produsen atas plastik dan krisis iklim dengan menandatangaini petisi bersama kami 👉 act.gp/pantangplastik

Sudah waktunya mereka #breakfreefromplastic! Baca laporan lengkapnya 👉 bit.ly/bffpba2021

#BrandAudit2021 #PantangPlastik
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🚨JUST IN: cocacola, PepsiCo, Unilever, Nestle, & proctergamble are the Top 5 Corporate Plastic Polluters of 2021! 🚨

These brands have been in the top 10 list for four years in a row now. 🤯 We have had enough of their plastic! 

Join us in holding them accountable for the plastic and climate crisis. It’s time they  #breakfreefromplastic! 

Link in bio 👆🏽#BrandAudit2021
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#breakfreefromplastic #plasticpollution #climatecrisis #climateemergency #fossilfuels #fossilfools #reuse #refill

🚨JUST IN: cocacola, PepsiCo, Unilever, Nestle, & proctergamble are the Top 5 Corporate Plastic Polluters of 2021! 🚨

These brands have been in the top 10 list for four years in a row now. 🤯 We have had enough of their plastic!

Join us in holding them accountable for the plastic and climate crisis. It’s time they #breakfreefromplastic!

Link in bio 👆🏽#BrandAudit2021
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#breakfreefromplastic #plasticpollution #climatecrisis #climateemergency #fossilfuels #fossilfools #reuse #refill
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📢 ¡Cambio de fecha para nuestra limpieza con auditoría de marcas en el humedal Lenga!

La Tierra está muy contenta por la lluvia que caerá el fin de semana en nuestro territorio.
Pero como no queremos que las planillas de auditoría se estropeen, 👉 cambiamos la fecha para el 📌 miércoles 15 de septiembre de 10:00 a 14:00 hrs. 

¡Recuerda llevar ropa cómoda y una botella para recargarla con agua! 

🔗 ¡Inscríbete! ➡ bit.ly/LimpiezaLenga2021 (link en la bio)
#brandaudit2021

📢 ¡Cambio de fecha para nuestra limpieza con auditoría de marcas en el humedal Lenga!

La Tierra está muy contenta por la lluvia que caerá el fin de semana en nuestro territorio.
Pero como no queremos que las planillas de auditoría se estropeen, 👉 cambiamos la fecha para el 📌 miércoles 15 de septiembre de 10:00 a 14:00 hrs.

¡Recuerda llevar ropa cómoda y una botella para recargarla con agua!

🔗 ¡Inscríbete! ➡ bit.ly/LimpiezaLenga2021 (link en la bio)
#brandaudit2021
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Hey cocacola you’ve made it to the top 10 corporate plastic polluters list of 2021.

How about you take REAL responsibility for the PLASTIC AND CLIMATE CRISIS?
It’s time you REVEAL how much plastic you really produce, REDUCE your total plastic footprint, and REDESIGN your packaging to be reusable or refillable.

Our future is worth more than your plastic! #breakfreefromplastic NOW!

Link in bio to learn more about #BrandAudit2021. 👆🏽

breakfreefrompastic

Hey cocacola you’ve made it to the top 10 corporate plastic polluters list of 2021.

How about you take REAL responsibility for the PLASTIC AND CLIMATE CRISIS?
It’s time you REVEAL how much plastic you really produce, REDUCE your total plastic footprint, and REDESIGN your packaging to be reusable or refillable.

Our future is worth more than your plastic! #breakfreefromplastic NOW!

Link in bio to learn more about #BrandAudit2021. 👆🏽

breakfreefrompastic
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Hey @cocacola @pepsico @unilever @nestle @proctergamble the secret is out. You’re one of the top plastic polluters this year.

Plastic is oil so we are holding YOU accountable for the PLASTIC AND CLIMATE CRISIS.

Our future is worth more than your plastic! #breakfreefromplastic NOW!

Link in bio to learn more about #BrandAudit2021. 👆🏽

Hey @cocacola @pepsico @unilever @nestle @proctergamble the secret is out. You’re one of the top plastic polluters this year.

Plastic is oil so we are holding YOU accountable for the PLASTIC AND CLIMATE CRISIS.

Our future is worth more than your plastic! #breakfreefromplastic NOW!

Link in bio to learn more about #BrandAudit2021. 👆🏽
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