Re: [GRRN] Coke is back in glass

From: Pat Franklin (
Date: Thu Jan 06 2000 - 18:17:25 EST

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    Someone can correct me if I'm wrong. I believe that while the these
    'classic' hourglass glass bottle LOOK like the old fashioned returnable
    glass bottles, Coke is not taking them back for refilling. These bottles
    are more wasteful than the one-way stubby Coke bottles of not-to-distant
    past because they are heavier than the stubbies. What is worse -- they are
    actually refillable bottles that Coke refuses to refill.

    This is hardly a step in the right direction and certainly nothing to cheer
    about. In fact, it might qualify as the first BOO of the 21st century,
    except that they've been marketing this no-return, classic bottle for
    several years.

    Hold your cheers!!!!!

    Pat Franklin
    Container Recycling Institute


    At 07:26 AM 1/6/00 -0800, you wrote:
    >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.
    >William P. McGowan
    >UCSB History/Rincon Recycling
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