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Description:  It’s one list a company does not want to lead. But Nestlé Pure Life, Tim Horton’s, McDonalds, Starbucks and Coca-Cola are the top five identified brands in Greenpeace’s annual trash identification exercise on Canada’s beaches. Greenpeace gathered trash items on September 15, World Cleanup Day, on four separate beaches in various parts of Canada. The fact that much of the trash was recyclable indicates that there seems to be a flaw in the system. Making something recyclable does not keep it out of the ocean.

Date:  October 10, 2018

Source: cbc.ca

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/greenpeace-plastic-brand-audits-1.4855450

 

Discussion points:

1) How would you recommend we keep garbage out of our oceans?

2) If you were an executive at one of the five companies on the list, how would handle questions from the media on this matter?

3)  Wiley’s Auditing: A Practical Approach discusses something called a Corporate Social Responsibility Audit. How would this form of audit help a company address the concerns raised by the Greenpeace survey?

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