And that’s about 60,000 stores spread all across the planet. 7-Eleven is, clearly, one of the largest international chains of convenience stores out there, although, seemingly with one of the smallest sense of responsibility for the planet it thrives on! In the west, North America alone has about 10,900 stores, while in the east, they boast of having more than 9,400 centres just in Thailand. But even that is far from the end of it. In between the east and the west, 7-Eleven has cropped up in about 18 countries which include Mexico, China, Thailand, Canada, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, Australia, UAE, Norway, Philippines, Hong Kong, Sweden, Indonesia and Denmark.
That’s good news for 7-Eleven alright, but what aboutyou – how does this affect you? At the surface, although it might seem like they are a business that helps make your life more convenient, in reality, 7-Eleven has become a humongous source of plastic pollution across the globe. Read on, and you’ll be quite alarmed at the truth behind all the fancy, feel good marketing gimmicks they keep throwing in your face.