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COP26 sponsor Unilever named

among world’s biggest plastic polluters

  Feat plastic polluters
 
Graphics by Dawn Cecilia Peña / Bulatlat

by Dawn Cecilia Peña

MANILA – With world leaders holding a summit to agree on how to fight the climate crisis, an international environmental group is pointing out the obvious and how it is “particularly insulting” that one of the world’s biggest single-use plastic polluters is among its principal partners.

“Given that 99 per cent of plastic is made from fossil fuels, and that the fossil fuel corporations are actively shifting their focus to plastic as an increasing source of revenue, Unilever’s role in COP26 is particularly insulting,” said environmental group Break Free from Plastic, a coalition of more than 11,000 organizations and individual supporters.