Read about Coca-Cola and its impact below.
Coca-Cola’s marketing strategy targets kids under 12 years, promoting unhealthy soft drink habits
Over 56% of 8-year-olds consume soft drinks daily1;p2. A 350 ml (12 oz) of Coca-Cola contains 140 calories and 39g of sugar2, while WHO recommends less than 25g per day for children3. Sugary drinks cause health risks like heart diseases, liver problems, or unhealthy weight gain and obesity4.
No evidence that Coca-Cola is replenishing water in the Cape Town despite report suggesting otherwise
The Cape in South Africa continues to be a water-scarce region. Exacerbated by climate change & drought, in 2017/2018 the Cape Metro nearly ran out of drinking water1.
Consumers increasing choice of zero or low sugar drinks turning the tide in fight against obesity: Coca cola reformulates 985 products and removes 350,000 tons of sugar
According to WHO, unhealthy weight gain has nearly tripled since 1975.1 In 2016, 1.9 bio adults are overweight and 650 Million were obese1. 70% live in middle or low-income countries and 4 million people die each year.2 Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) is one of the key contributors to global obesity3 Coca-cola is the largest global beverage manufacturer with 500+ brands, 4700+ products, and 2 Billion servings a day to consumers in 200 countries.4
In 2018, Coca-Cola disclosed a data breach that happened in 2017, leading to the compromise of personal data of its 8000 employees
As per Risk-Based Security, global organizations were hit by over 3,800 data breaches in 2019, accounting for a 54% increase in the first six months, compared to the same time in 20181. A study shows 9.7 billion data records have been lost, and 7 million data records are compromised daily, amounting to $3.26m average global cost per breach2.
Coca-Cola's packaging and its negative effects on marine life
80% of the waste found in the sea originally comes from land, and plastic is by far the most significant type of marine litter. Waste from land comes either by runoff into seas, lakes, and rivers or is dumped there. Over one million marine animals are killed every year due to plastic debris found in the ocean1.