Unilever sells 1700 highly-polluting throwaway plastic sachets per second, Greenpeace reveals

AMSTERDAM, November 28, 2023-

Consumer goods giant Unilever is selling 1700 highly-polluting plastic sachets every single second, fuelling the global plastic pollution crisis and dumping huge amounts of waste on countries in the Global South, according to new figures released today by Greenpeace International.

The report – UNCOVERED: Unilever’s complicity in the plastics crisis and its power to solve it – reveals shocking new data and analysis which lifts the lid on Unilever’s role in the plastic pollution crisis. The report shows that Unilever is on track to sell 53 billion sachets in 2023[1], despite a senior figure in the company describing the packaging as “evil because you cannot recycle it”.[2]

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