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[GreenYes] Fwd: Corona Bottles

>Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 15:05:15 -0400 (EDT)
>From: "Long, Stephen (DEP)" <Stephen.Long@state.ma.us>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <jtrnet@valley.rtpnc.epa.gov>
>
>Does anyone know of any efforts to persuade/convince the manufacturer of 
>the Corona beer bottle to switch its paint-based label to something more 
>recyclable? I know that Container Recycling Alliance has brought it to 
>Anheuser-Busch's (51% owner of Corona) attention, and A-B said that it
>was unaware of the issue. However, CRA has not heard back yet from A-B.
>
>The cobalt in the paint on the bottles causes coloration problems in the
>manufacturing process, so no processor or manufacturer wants Corona
>bottles -- at all. In fact, CRA's Massachusetts-based beneficiation
>processing facility has its flint loads rejected by bottle manufacturers
>for any Corona content whatsoever.
>
>Any ideas on how to pursue from both technical and strategic
>perspectives? (Maybe paint w/out the problem ingredients since the
>painted bottle is such a signature item of Corona?) Any current vehicles
>where recyclers have glass manufacturers' ear? (BEAR meetings?)
>
>This seems to indicate the need for an effort regarding glass along the
>lines of the "Champions for Change" program run the Association of
>Post-Consumer Plastics Recyclers.
>
>Thanks.
>
>--Steve Long
>MA DEP
>(617) 292-5734
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Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 21:31:15 -0400 (EDT)
From: Lee Guthrie <guthrie@maui.net>
To: Multiple recipients of list <jtrnet@valley.rtpnc.epa.gov>

What if every single one of us wrote Anheuser and told them we wanted them 
to stop using cobalt in their bottles. My husband drinks mostly Corona and 
we will boycott the sale of Corona. Anyone else out there game? What's 
their address? We just finished the last of the supply and haven't
purchased anymore. Guess we'll go to another beer. Who else uses cobalt in 
their labels or bottles? Let's boycott them too.

Lee Guthrie
Recycling Association of Maui, Inc.



Gary Liss
916-652-7850
Fax: 916-652-0485

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