Tim Hortons and Starbucks have been ranked by Greenpeace Canada as some of the biggest polluters in the country.
Nestlé, Coca-Cola, and McDonald’s also made their way among the top five polluters this year, and some of the top garbage found in 2019 included food wrappers, bottles and caps, cups and lids, and cigarette butts. The study was part of a global audit of a whopping 42 countries, naming the largest plastic polluters.
2019 plastic pollution brand audit results are in: @NestleCA, @TimHortons top Greenpeace Canada’s Plastic Polluter List for Second Year. #BreakFreeFromPlastic #ReuseRevolution #cdnpoli #plasticpollutershttps://t.co/eU9RA3hlXz pic.twitter.com/wOvM2hYC2l— Greenpeace Canada (@GreenpeaceCA) October 9, 2019
A total of 400 volunteers participated in shoreline cleanups across Canada between April to September 21st, where they collected 13,822 pieces of plastic waste.