A first-ever study reveals the hard truths behind soft drinks’ plastic bottles: The beverage industry supply chain of this common plastic, known as polyethylene terephthalate or PET, is riddled with carcinogens, emissions and contamination.
Worldwide, the beverage industry buys more than 500 billion plastic bottles annually – nearly a million per minute. Making PET requires hundreds of chemicals, including ethylene oxide, the most potent cancer-causing chemical emitted by chemical manufacturers.
The report also reveals the environmental and climate threats caused throughout the lifecycle of PET, and how chemical manufacturers and beverage companies continue to perpetuate environmental racism to produce PET plastic bottles.
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