Press Clips: To Fight Plastic Waste, Nigeria Looks to Beverage Giants

Nigeria’s plastic bottle use has doubled in the past three years, creating 150,000 tons of waste, 80% of which is never recycled and ends up in landfills and waterways. The country is the ninth-largest source of ocean plastics despite only accounting for 1% of PET bottles consumed globally, Bloomberg reports, and its largest city Lagos is turning to big beverage companies for help in establishing a more formal recycling infrastructure.

Coke, Pepsi, KDP Announce Sustainability Initiative

At a press conference earlier today, The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo announced the launch of Every Bottle Back, a sustainability initiative in conjunction with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Recycling Partnership and Closed Loop Partners.