I agree with the sentiment, but to be "technically correct", they are returnable for deposit in the 10 states and 1 municipality which REQUIRE them to do so. The more important issue, and I'm sure is what you were alluding to is that these "designer/image" bottles are not REFILLABLE, and thus do not yield the environmental benefits of multi-use; even better net energy savings than any transport gains of use of plastic.
And, the 6-packs in our area are about $4 for 48 TOTAL ounces of product!! Usually, the 8 packs of 20 oz plastic bottles are on "sale" for $2.50--about 25% of the cost per ounce! Quite an economic disincentive to buy the recycled/recyclable one-use glass! No wonder they can claim that the consumers overwhelming choice is for plastic!
>>> <Martin.Lawrence@epamail.epa.gov> 01/06/00 10:44AM >>>
Yea! Hurray. Lets cancel the boycot right away and give Coke a big advertising
Coke has always kept their product in bottles, and they look just like the ones
that used to be returnable
for refund, but of course no longer are. Less than 1% of their product I'd
guess, but does anyone know for
email@example.com on 01/06/2000 10:26:35 AM
Subject: [GRRN] Coke is back in glass
I noticed yesterday in the WSJ that Coca Cola is returning to glass
bottles to rejuventae its old image--the bottles will be the same green
glass variety that Coke always used in its "Classic" look.
For all the uproar over Coke going to plastic, one would think the
environmental community would cheer this development. But maybe this good
news would get in the way of organizing yet another boycott, etc.
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