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We all know that plastic pollution is a very serious issue. There is now even a phenomenon called the Great Pacific garbage patch, or the Pacific trash vortex, which is a massive patch of the ocean characterized by exceptionally high concentrations of pelagic plastics, chemical sludge and other debris.

In response to growing awareness of extreme pollution and environmental degradation, a movement is building against all sorts of nasty things. Consider increasing pressure to ban plastic bags in the UK, or recent measures in the US to ban plastic microbeads from personal care products.

More recent inspiration can be found in Montreal, where a complete ban on plastic water bottles is being proposed, following steps to ban plastic bags among other things.

Sadly however, Coke, Pepsi and Nestle – the usual big 3 – are preparing to fight these progressive measuresand have even helped organize a “plastic lobby”.

One of many reasons why we should all avoid these brands.

As a Call to Action, join us on Twitter (@EthicalCompany) and send these companies a #ShameTweet to let them know their actions are unacceptable.

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