posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 06:01 AM
The background: In Australia, in the Northern Territories, there was a recycling scheme where people were given an incentive of 10c per item returned
for recycling. This was going very well, and hundreds of thousands of items were being returned. Coca Cola took the government to court and had the
scheme shut down. This is disgraceful, and we should all be boycotting the company for trashing our environment in order to bolster their profit,.
More than 35 million containers were returned in its first 12 months.
Coca-Cola spokesman Alec Wagstaff denies the scheme was a good way of encouraging recycling because he says it was too costly.
"In terms of why we don't support container deposits, it's quite simple: we don't think they're the best way to improve recycling in Australia," he
Of course what he realy meant was that it cut into their profit. Yuk. And the head of Coca Cola, it transpires, was paid over $7 million AUD last
year. This makes me so mad!
edit on 5-3-2013 by nothingwrong because: (no reason given)
edit on 5-3-2013 by nothingwrong
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