Tell Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Nestlé to support a deposit return program in Ontario
In Ontario, big beverage companies like Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and Pepsi sell about 3 billion plastic bottles every year. Less than half those bottles get recycled. The rest – about 1.5 billion bottles – end up in landfills or littered in our environment, including the Great Lakes, where they kill fish and wildlife and threaten ecosystems.
Deposit return programs are a proven way to boost recycling rates and reduce plastic litter. Now is the time for Ontario to get with the (deposit return) program, and keep billions of bottles from becoming trash. But big bottlers are getting in the way. They refuse to back this kind of system, despite it being the best way to reach and sustain ambitious and achievable recycling rates.
Take action now and tell Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Pepsi to support a provincial deposit return program for plastic bottles.
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