This year, major companies such as Coca-Cola have taken the step towards helping support our oceans and rivers to save our environment. In their partnership with The Ocean Cleanup, Coca-Cola has said to put Inceptors in 15 rivers by the end of 2022. This partnership will benefit the rivers by supporting waste management solutions for trash. A quote from the article reads,
“With 1000 rivers emitting nearly 80 percent of river-carried plastic into oceans, this massive problem grows by the day, which is why we are always looking to accelerate our progress.”https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/coca-cola-joins-the-ocean-cleanup-in-tackling-ocean-plastic-pollution
Hopefully with the support from Coca-Cola, other big companies will see their change and hope to make a difference as well. If other big companies decide to help to make a change and support our bodies of water, pollution of single-use plastics and overall trash can decrease exponentially. Another quote from the article shows their work towards the issue,
At Coca-Cola, we have teams on the ground who will support the deployment of new Interceptors in rivers around the world, as well as the processing and recycling of the waste collected. Working together, we believe we can have real impact.”https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/coca-cola-joins-the-ocean-cleanup-in-tackling-ocean-plastic-pollution
Coca-Cola will continue to help towards our bodies of water and establish global partnerships to have support along with them. They state that their goal is to help promote taking action in our environment and keeping our oceans and ocean life clean. Having Coca-Cola take the steps towards making a change will only benefit our oceans and encourage others to take part in that change.