Environmental group Earth Island Institute filed a lawsuit in California last week against Coke, Pepsi, Nestlé, and a number of other plastic polluters for knowingly misleading the public about how much of their produced plastic is being recycled (and landing in the ocean instead), VICE reports . “These companies should bear the responsibility for choking our ecosystem with plastic,” said David Phillips, executive director of Earth Island Institute, in a statement sent to The Guardian . “They know very well that this stuff is not being recycled, even though they are telling people on the labels that it is recyclable and making people feel like it’s being taken care of.” “At this rate, plastic is set to outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050,” the complaint reads, as quoted by VICE . The complaint also alleges that the ten companies named in the suit are guilty of engaging in a “decades-long campaign to deflect blame for the plastic pollution crisis to consumers.” “This is the first suit of its kind,” Phillips said in a statement. “These companies are going to have to reveal how much they’ve known about how little of this stuff is being recycled.” According to 2017 […]


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