Large brands often bear the brunt of the blame for plastic waste and pollution, and rightly so. Look at any news story about plastic pollution and you can see their handiwork — single-use plastic water bottles littering roadsides, grocery store bags tangled in trees, and oceans clogged with plastic tampon applicators, combs and other detritus.
Multinational corporations produce products on such a vast scale that it’s impossible not to assign them some of the blame for the polluted state of our environment — but the size and scale of their production lines can actually work for them when it comes to making positive environmental change.
In recent years, many brands have heeded pressure from their customers to reduce the environmental impact of their products. Unilever, the massive corporation behind popular brands like Dove, Axe and Kellogg’s, is the latest to jump aboard.