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B Corp-certified bottled water brand Aqua tops audit of Indonesia’s biggest plastic polluters

As the world stands on the brink of irreversible climate disaster,multinational food company Danone continues to contribute to environmental pollution by littering Indonesian rivers with their Aqua-branded water bottles. A recent study conducted by Sungai Watch, a Bali-based environmental non-profit that deploys river barriers all over Indonesia to prevent plastic debris from entering the ocean, has found that Aqua-branded single-use water bottles are the most commonly littered items.
This is despite Danone's sustainability commitment made in 2018, which aimed to remove more plastic from the environment than it uses by 2025 and pledged to increase the ratio of recycled plastic it uses to make its bottles to 50% by 2025. I call on Danone to fulfill its pledge to save our mother planet.




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  • Ann Nyambura

    3 w

    As consumers, we must hold corporations accountable for their environmental impact and demand meaningful change to protect our planet.

    • winnie nguru

      7 w

      It's unfortunate that companies that have the resources and muscle to do better for you environment are the ones polluting it..There is need for them to be held accountable

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      • Esther Wanjiku

        7 w

        This is insanely shameful.

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        • Jane Wangui

          7 w

          These companies should be highly penalized and measures take to help clean up that damage that is already there .and preventive measures taken to prevent it from happening again.

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          • Brandi Clark Burton

            7 w

            The "remove more plastic than it uses" part is where they are falling short. What innovative ideas do we have for Danone and all single use plastic manufacturers? The only thing that I've seen that works to keep containers out of the trash and nature is a price on the item via a deposit/bottle bill. Collection sites would have to be created all over but when people can make money from turning them in people do, whether it's the original purchaser or kids doing a fundraiser, or a person with meager income or someone experiencing homelessness. Even without a bottle bill, a price on bottles, even a penny or two, would get people collecting them and turning them in for cash.

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            • Hidden Plastic

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              B Lab should simply take away their B-Corp status, which is their role. Status is conditional on being environmentally responsible, not greenwash. It’s the same story with other big brands profiting from single-use plastic, but they don’t hide behind the B Corp label. Makes a mockery of it.

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              • George Kariuki

                8 w

                This raises a lot of questions about the effectiveness of their sustainability initiatives and their commitment to environmental responsibility.

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                • We Don't Have Time

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                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

                    8 w

                    To tackle this menace of pollution These companies should be held accountable and face fully force of the law, they should be fined and clean their own mess

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                    • Felix mokaya

                      8 w

                      This is lacking humanity , the government of Indonesia should take action on @Danone company for imposing danger to human life .Companies like this should be banned totally

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                      • Joseph Githinji

                        8 w

                        This is disappointing, @Danone must know the danger there are posing to the environment and people's health by continued use of single-use plastics. It is high time they change the packaging or rather embrace circular economy. Plastics are a menace to our planet and must be dealt with entirely.

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                        • zelda ninga

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                          Single-use plastic bottles are a major contributor to the global plastic pollution crisis that’s endangering marine life, polluting our oceans, and suffocating our natural landscapes. These bottles take hundreds of years to decompose, releasing harmful chemicals into the environment during their slow breakdown.

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                          • Kevin

                            8 w

                            Such a large water bottling company remaining adamant to the amazing changes in the circular economy speaks much of their don't care nature.They must change ways or cease operations

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                            • Chris Ndungu

                              8 w

                              This is absurd! Danone company should feel ashamed of their work. The government of Indonesia need to take serious action toward that company.

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