Nestle Tackles ‘Ocean-Polluter’ Tag In Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Global food and beverage giant Nestle vowed on Tuesday, September 26, to address allegations by Greenpeace that it was polluting the world’s oceans with cheap plastic packaging for its Philippine products. In a report released in Manila last week, the environmental group tagged the Philippines as the “third-worst polluter into the world’s oceans” after China and Indonesia.

It blamed this on the use by Western consumer giants including Nestle of cheap disposable plastic to package everything from coffee and chips to shampoo and toothpaste.

These low-value and single-use sachets, aimed at poorer consumers, are not recyclable and usually end up in landfill or as litter or marine debris, according to Greenpeace.

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