Plastic Bottles vs Marine Life


In 2013, Greenpeace created this powerful video exposing Coca-Cola's opposition to an effective Cash for Containers recycling scheme, which was stopped from going on air.

In March 2013, Coca-Cola won its court case to stop a popular and proven 10 cent recycling refund scheme in the Northern Territory -- a program that has already doubled recycling rates in the territory, and operated successfully in South Australia for over 30 years saving tens of millions of plastic containers from ending up in our beaches and oceans.

This loose rubbish affects Australian seabirds and marine life. Some mistake the plastic for food. When they swallow too much, their tiny stomachs become so full they're unable to ingest any food -- literally starving to death on a full stomach.

In the last week it has resurfaced throughout social media in support for a proposed NSW container deposit scheme and the government's decision over the next few months.

We despise plastic, especially disposable plastic water or soda bottles that are used and then instantly chucked away.

Here is a bit of info about how plastic bottles affect marine life and the environment .

 

 

 

Greenpeace targets Coke over recycling scheme

Coca-Cola is blocking a recycling scheme. Take action, http://bit.ly/stoptrashingaus_yt, ask your MP to support a national 'Cash for Containers' scheme. In March, Coca-Cola won its court case to stop a popular and proven 10 cent recycling refund scheme in the Northern Territory -- a program that has already doubled recycling rates in the territory, and operated successfully in South Australia for over 30 years saving tens of millions of plastic containers from ending up in our beaches and oceans.