Target: Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestlé
Goal: Tell Nestlé Waters to stop expanding and destroying more villages
Nestlé Waters — one of the world’s largest creators of bottled water — has recently expanded into Colorado. California’s recent drought created setbacks for production, and as such, they expanded to other areas. Some companies can expand with no real problems. When Nestlé Waters expands, they take down ecosystems. They started to take water out of the Arkansas River.
The problem with Nestlé is not that they feel the need to expand. It is the fact that when they do choose to expand, they do not do so in a sustainable way. Like the state of California, the Arkansas River is also prone to drought. The river does not just run through Colorado; Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas would also be affected if Nestlé Waters’ behavior ended up damaging the river. And, by pumping an average of 65 million gallons of water out of the river — their average for different water extraction plants — it would surely do significant damage to an already sensitive river.
Residents near the river in Colorado are nervous because of Nestlé Waters’ history of expansion. Studies have shown that Nestlé has repeatedly gone into small towns, extracted water, and eventually destroyed the town. People lose their quaint, country lifestyle. The environment is ruined, and Nestlé extracts water at an unsustainable rate.
Therefore, we call on Nestlé to stop its expansion. In a world where bottled water is becomingly increasingly less necessary in areas where our tap water is perfectly clean, Nestlé Waters does not need to continue to ruin small towns across the United States. The economic disaster that comes through these towns, such as the ones around the Arkansas River, are too horrible, and are not compensated by the economic benefit of adding a Nestlév plant. It is not economically viable for Nestlé Waters to keep moving into towns that are resistant to it. Sign the petition to stop this expansion immediately.
Dear Mr. Bulcke,
It is time for Nestle to stop stampeding on small American towns. Studies have shown that Nestlé’s presence in a town effectively ruins it — the economic damage is far greater than any economic benefit. In addition to hurting towns, it hurts the environment. The Arkansas River is also capable of drought, and pulling millions of gallons of water out of it will increase the chance.
It is time for Nestlé to start looking towards the triple bottom line — caring about people, profits, and the planet. The single bottom line — profit — is no longer applicable or sustainable.
[Your Name Here]
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