Big Soda’s Addiction to New Plastic Jeopardizes Climate Progress
By Ben Elgin
When Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Keurig Dr Pepper calculated their carbon emissions for 2020, the results were startling: The world’s three biggest soft-drink companies combined to pour 121 million tons of heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere–eclipsing the entire climate footprint of Belgium.
Now the soda giants are promising to make dramatic climate improvements. Pepsi and Coke have vowed to zero out all their emissions in the coming decades, while Dr Pepper pledged to cut climate pollutants by at least 15% by 2030.