The haunting images of starving polar bears have become grim reminders that climate change is real and is destroying the delicate balance of our ecosystem. In addition to the melting ice, plastic pollution is also a major contributor to the destruction of the Arctic, and if serious changes are not made now, animals like polar bears and Arctic foxes could become mere memories.
A petition on Care2 points out that a 2017 study revealed that 300 billion pieces of plastic were floating in the Arctic, including many plastic bottles from the Coca-Cola corporation. The petition also makes notes that as a massive corporation, Coca-Cola is a big contributor to pollution and climate change. As many people may know, Coca-Cola has regularly used polar bears as a face for their winter ads. The petition’s author calls these ads “tone-deaf” and wants Coca-Cola to stop using polar bears as a marketing tool.
If you would like to see an end to these hypocritical ads from Coca-Cola, please take a moment to sign the petition and make your voice heard.
Plastic pollution is such a massive problem that scientists estimate that there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. To learn more about how you can reduce your personal plastic usage, visit the One Green Planet #CrushPlastic page and check out these easy tips to cut plastic out of your life.
Many people are still completely unaware of the damaging effects of plastic, so please remember to share this with your network!
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