Adele Peters writes in Fast Company on refillable soda bottles and plastic pollution.
- Coca-cola has announced that by the end of the decade it will sell a quarter of its drinks in refillable containers.
- A recent Oceana study estimates that if refillable container use grew by just 10%, 22% of ocean pollution from PET plastics would be eliminated.
- 90% of ocean plastics come from 10 rivers, most of which are in Asia and Africa and are nations with very little private property rights protections.
- Reducing plastic pollution will require companies to change packaging methods, consumers to change preferences, and property rights worldwide to be strengthened.
Read the full article here.