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Kraft: Respect the Planet. Stop the Pouch!

An estimated 1.4 billion Capri Sun pouches are landfilled or littered each year in the United States. Stacked end to end, that’s enough pouches to wrap around the Earth almost five times (121,527 miles). It’s nearly half-way to the moon!

Capri Sun pouches are made by bonding aluminum and several layers of plastic together making them difficult or impossible to recycle. Only an estimated 2% are collected nationwide, which means that nearly every Capri Sun pouch has been wasted or littered since they were introduced in the 1970s.  

These single use products have to be constantly manufactured from scratch, requiring more energy use and extraction of virgin natural resources. They are also a huge problem for the oceans. Food and beverage containers like Capri Sun pouches are among the top 5 items found on beaches and coastlines.

Please join with Green America’s Better Paper Project and the Make It, Take It Campaign to tell Capri Sun manufacturer Kraft Foods to take responsibility for its packaging waste.



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