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

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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!

⏲️⏲️⏲️ 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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⏲️⏲️⏲️ 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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Corporations, including many of the world’s largest plastic polluters like cocacola and nestle, are working alongside the fossil fuel industry to expand plastic production, threatening both the global climate and communities around the world. The top 10 polluters from the 2021 brand audit must end their reliance on single use plastic and commit to reuse!
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Corporations, including many of the world’s largest plastic polluters like cocacola and nestle, are working alongside the fossil fuel industry to expand plastic production, threatening both the global climate and communities around the world. The top 10 polluters from the 2021 brand audit must end their reliance on single use plastic and commit to reuse!
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Congratulations cocacola for being the actual worst 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 breakfreefromplastic’s 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.

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Congratulations cocacola for being the actual worst 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 breakfreefromplastic’s 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.

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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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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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Heute ist #WorldCleanUpDay und das bedeutet: Mehrweg statt Müll! 💪
Ab an den Strand, in den Wald, in die Innenstädte, ans Flussufer oder in den Park – gemeinsam befreien wir einen Tag lang unsere Umwelt von Plastikmüll. 🚯 Greenpeace setzt sich für eine Welt ohne Einwegverpackungen ein - und benennt die Schuldigen: Konsumgüter-Konzerne, die für ihren Profit den Planeten vermüllen. 😠 
Im vergangenen Jahr haben sich insgesamt über 11 Millionen Menschen in über 160 Ländern beteiligt. Wir sind gespannt, wieviele es dieses Jahr werden. 💪 In vielen Städten und Gemeinden Deutschlands sind heute auch mehrere Hundert Greenpeace Aktive unterwegs und befreien unsere Umwelt von Plastikmüll. 😍 

Doch Aufräumen ist erst der Anfang! ☝️ Denn nach dem Sammeln werden die Verpackungen nach einem standardisierten Verfahren den verursachenden Firmen zugeordnet, die sie produziert haben - und somit für die Vermüllung unseres Planeten die Verantwortung tragen. Konzerne wie Coca-Cola, Nestlé oder Unilever sind seit Jahren unter den 10 größten Plastik-Vermüllern. 

⚠️ Die großen Konsumgüter-Marken setzen gemeinsam mit den Erdölkonzernen seit Jahrzehnten auf #Plastikrecycling - um ihr Klimaschädliches aber profitables  Geschäftsmodell Einweg Verpackungen beizubehalten, obwohl es zahlreiche Beweise dafür gibt, dass Recycling die Plastikkrise nicht lösen wird! 🤯 Die Lösung heißt Mehrweg! 

Du willst selbst aktiv werden? Fordere mit uns von der deutschen Bundesregierung Mehrweg statt mehr Müll! ✍️ Unterschreibe und teile unsere Petition für eine Plastikmüll freie Zukunft für Deutschland! Den Link zur Petition findest du im Linktree. 🔗 
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#BrandAudit2021 #BreakFreeFromPlastic #ClimateCrisis #ReUseRevolution 
#worlddlcleanupday #worlddlcleanup #worlddlcleanupday #global 
#KlimakriseUnverpackt #mehrwegstatteinweg #mehrweg #stopsingleuseplastic #plastikverschmutzung #FossilFuels #EndOil

Heute ist #WorldCleanUpDay und das bedeutet: Mehrweg statt Müll! 💪
Ab an den Strand, in den Wald, in die Innenstädte, ans Flussufer oder in den Park – gemeinsam befreien wir einen Tag lang unsere Umwelt von Plastikmüll. 🚯 Greenpeace setzt sich für eine Welt ohne Einwegverpackungen ein - und benennt die Schuldigen: Konsumgüter-Konzerne, die für ihren Profit den Planeten vermüllen. 😠
Im vergangenen Jahr haben sich insgesamt über 11 Millionen Menschen in über 160 Ländern beteiligt. Wir sind gespannt, wieviele es dieses Jahr werden. 💪 In vielen Städten und Gemeinden Deutschlands sind heute auch mehrere Hundert Greenpeace Aktive unterwegs und befreien unsere Umwelt von Plastikmüll. 😍

Doch Aufräumen ist erst der Anfang! ☝️ Denn nach dem Sammeln werden die Verpackungen nach einem standardisierten Verfahren den verursachenden Firmen zugeordnet, die sie produziert haben - und somit für die Vermüllung unseres Planeten die Verantwortung tragen. Konzerne wie Coca-Cola, Nestlé oder Unilever sind seit Jahren unter den 10 größten Plastik-Vermüllern.

⚠️ Die großen Konsumgüter-Marken setzen gemeinsam mit den Erdölkonzernen seit Jahrzehnten auf #Plastikrecycling - um ihr Klimaschädliches aber profitables Geschäftsmodell Einweg Verpackungen beizubehalten, obwohl es zahlreiche Beweise dafür gibt, dass Recycling die Plastikkrise nicht lösen wird! 🤯 Die Lösung heißt Mehrweg!

Du willst selbst aktiv werden? Fordere mit uns von der deutschen Bundesregierung Mehrweg statt mehr Müll! ✍️ Unterschreibe und teile unsere Petition für eine Plastikmüll freie Zukunft für Deutschland! Den Link zur Petition findest du im Linktree. 🔗
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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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🚨SON DAKİKA: cocacola, PepsiCo, Unilever, Nestle, & proctergamble 2021 yılında yeryüzünü plastikle en çok kirleten ilk 5 şirket ünvanını kazandı! 🚨
Bu şirketler üst üste 4 yılda da yeryüzünü en çok kirleten 10 şirket arasında yer almayı başardılar. 🤯 Artık bu şirketlerin plastiklerinden bıktık!

Bu şirketleri plastik ve iklim krizinden sorumlu tutmak için bize katılın. Bu şirketler için şimdi plastikten kurtulma zamanı! #breakfreefromplastic
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Link bio'da 👆🏽#BrandAudit2021

🚨SON DAKİKA: cocacola, PepsiCo, Unilever, Nestle, & proctergamble 2021 yılında yeryüzünü plastikle en çok kirleten ilk 5 şirket ünvanını kazandı! 🚨
Bu şirketler üst üste 4 yılda da yeryüzünü en çok kirleten 10 şirket arasında yer almayı başardılar. 🤯 Artık bu şirketlerin plastiklerinden bıktık!

Bu şirketleri plastik ve iklim krizinden sorumlu tutmak için bize katılın. Bu şirketler için şimdi plastikten kurtulma zamanı! #breakfreefromplastic
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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. 👆🏽

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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! 

Go to👆🏽 bit.ly/bffpba2021 #BrandAudit2021

breakfreefromplastic

🚨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! 

Go to👆🏽 bit.ly/bffpba2021 #BrandAudit2021

breakfreefromplastic
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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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It's happening 👏

Lobbyists representing petrochemical companies like Dow and ExxonMobil have worked hard for years to prevent this but the global #PlasticsTreaty talk is finally happening!

In February, national governments and multinationals will gather for the next session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2), presenting the international community with a unique opportunity to take substantial decisions on plastic pollution.

⚠️ What we need now is an ambitious global treaty that will cover the whole life cycle of plastics. ⚠️

If this treaty doesn't focus on actually reducing the use of plastic, the impacts of plastic on climate, environmental justice, and human health will not be solved.

Corporations, including many of the world’s largest plastic polluters like cocacola and nestle, are working alongside the fossil fuel industry to expand plastic production, threatening both the global climate and communities around the world.

All these major plastic polluters you see in this ranking must publicly call for an ambitious global treaty that will cover the whole life cycle of plastics!
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📸: Plastic #BrandAudit2021
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#BreakFreeFromPlastic #GlobalPlasticsTreaty #plastic #plasticpollution #plasticcrisis #fossilfuels #climatecrisis #climatejustice #publichealth #pollution #singleuseplastic #marinelife #socialjustice #reduceplastic #protectpeoplenotpolluters #exxon #dow #cocacola #pepsico #unilever #nestle #mondelez #philipmorris #danone #mars #colgatepalmolive

Repost greenpeace

It's happening 👏

Lobbyists representing petrochemical companies like Dow and ExxonMobil have worked hard for years to prevent this but the global #PlasticsTreaty talk is finally happening!

In February, national governments and multinationals will gather for the next session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2), presenting the international community with a unique opportunity to take substantial decisions on plastic pollution.

⚠️ What we need now is an ambitious global treaty that will cover the whole life cycle of plastics. ⚠️

If this treaty doesn't focus on actually reducing the use of plastic, the impacts of plastic on climate, environmental justice, and human health will not be solved.

Corporations, including many of the world’s largest plastic polluters like cocacola and nestle, are working alongside the fossil fuel industry to expand plastic production, threatening both the global climate and communities around the world.

All these major plastic polluters you see in this ranking must publicly call for an ambitious global treaty that will cover the whole life cycle of plastics!
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📸: Plastic #BrandAudit2021
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#BreakFreeFromPlastic #GlobalPlasticsTreaty #plastic #plasticpollution #plasticcrisis #fossilfuels #climatecrisis #climatejustice #publichealth #pollution #singleuseplastic #marinelife #socialjustice #reduceplastic #protectpeoplenotpolluters #exxon #dow #cocacola #pepsico #unilever #nestle #mondelez #philipmorris #danone #mars #colgatepalmolive
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