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RE: [GreenYes] Good Zero Waste article in Sarasota, FL HeraldTribune
Pete, Wayne,
You're both right.  Tropicana is the "juice division" of PepsiCo, but P&G
has a press release on their web site announcing their lawsuit of Coca-Cola
(Minute Maid division) for the patent on calcium-fortified juice, which is
licensed to Tropicana.
They both have big sections of their web sites devoted to environmental
issues and/or sustainability, but I think they all bear watching to ensure
they live up to their own hype - and we should all continue to educate them
(and companies in general) about the differences in degree of "environmental
commitment" and true "sustainability."

(and I'll stop there lest my anti-business pinko colors start to show
again!) 
Terri 

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Pete Pasterz [mailto:ppasterz@pplant.msu.edu] 
Sent:	Tuesday, June 04, 2002 11:45 AM
To:	WAYNET@cityofws.org; gary@garyliss.com; greenyes@grrn.org
Subject:	Re: [GreenYes] Good Zero Waste article in Sarasota, FL
HeraldTribune

Ah, ah, ah....Tropicana is actually owned by Pepsico, a "big three" company
not known for their responsiveness to solid waste/recycling concerns.
[Think Gatorade, and their ambivalent answer about retaining the use of
recycled PETE]  Despite what their web page and bottle says, their #7 jug is
NOT compatible with my local #2 market!!

>>> "Wayne Turner" <WAYNET@cityofws.org> 06/04/02 09:03AM >>>
Good article.  And having just learned that Minute Maid is owned by Coca
Cola gives me even more justification to switch from Minute Maid organge
juice products to Tropicana.  Anyone else know of any other environmental
benefits associated with Tropicana vs. Minute Maid?

On a similar note, I've heard that Procter & Gamble, Tropicana's parent
company, is suing Coke for patent infringement over their orange juice
products.  It certainly would be nice if a company with the werewithal of 
P & G could take on the big three beverage companies and induce some much
needed changes in their environmental ethos.

B. Wayne Turner
City of Winston-Salem
Utilities Division
phone: (336) 727 8418
email: waynet@cityofws.org 

>>> Gary Liss <gary@garyliss.com> 06/03/02 09:24PM >>>
  Monday, June 3, 2002

Zero Waste advocates foresee end of dumps
Tropicana is among the growing number of companies signing on.

By DALE WHITE

For copy of the article, go to: 
http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Site=SH&Date=20020603&Cat

egory=NEWS&ArtNo=206030326&Ref=AR


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

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