Coca Cola Shut Down Australian Recycling Scheme.

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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 06:01 AM
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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,.

www.abc.net.au...


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 said.


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!
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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 06:51 AM
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This is no new thing. My country has it still. The stores offer something like a 10 cents per can/plastic bottle. It actually was one of the better moves...not just for the environment, but for thousands of poor people. They suddenly had the means for extra income, by collecting cans and bottles and then redeeming them for money.

Beats begging for it...



edit: to Add to the OP...in my country it is regulated through environmental laws...and no company has any say in it. They are obliged by law to redeem...
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posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 05:00 AM
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recycling the plastics have become very common in all countries.. But an interesting matter is one of the islands near Philippines using Coco-Cola bottle and oil to produce light from it and use it when sunlight comes.. Amazing Factor!!!





 
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