Condemn Coca-Cola for Fighting to Discourage Recycling

Target: Coca-Cola Company

Goal: Condemn the efforts of Coca-Cola and other large beverage makers to fight a law meant to encourage recycling

In Australia’s Northern Territory, Coca-Cola and other beverage companies have launched a lawsuit challenging a law meant to encourage recycling. The law, in effect since January 2012, sets up a ten-cent refund for returned plastic and aluminum containers. The government has announced that it is preparing to fight the lawsuit.

Coca-Cola is claiming that the new scheme is acting as a tax on its products and hurts its sales. However, the government estimates that the law has already resulted in 35.5 million bottles and cans being recycled. The efforts of Coca-Cola to roll back the law are demonstrative of a disregard for sustainability and a preference for profit over environmental responsibility.

Do not allow Coca-Cola’s anti-green agenda to be kept quiet. Millions of aluminum and plastic containers have already been recycled as a result of the law and have provided an extra source of income for many Australian families.

Sign the petition below and draw attention to Coca-Cola’s environmental irresponsibility and attempts to fight recycling efforts.


Dear Coca-Cola Company,

Your legal actions against the pro-recycling scheme in Australia’s Northern Territory are unacceptable. Suing the government over a supposed damper on your profits even as millions of containers are recycled as a result of the law demonstrates a remarkable disregard for environmental health that average people, including the large majority of Australians, support.

I am writing to demand that you drop your lawsuit against this useful and positive law and direct your efforts instead to reducing your environmental impact in Australia and abroad. In the past you have made efforts to appear to be pro-green, but actions like this not only damage your credibility in that area but put you on the wrong side of history.

Please change your course now in Northern Territory in Australia and drop your lawsuit against the pro-recycling law.


[Your Name Here]

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