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[GreenYes] Re: email cry for help from Ecuador


Frankly speaking, I would not encourage boycotting the companies you
mentioned because your success may lead to other social economic
problems to resolve that are as bad as the environmental issues because
these companies provide jobs that are needed for your country to strive.
Also, if these companies closed down, bootlegging will flourish when
there is a demand for the drinks. Who would you prefer to buy your
drinks from?

Why not look for ways to utilize these bottles. You can read some
examples at the following link posted by Clean Washington Center:

http://www.cwc.org/glass.htm
http://www.cwc.org/plastic.htm

Also, if you have recycling programmes in your country, maybe you can
write to them about the problem and see what can be done to encourage
the users to recycle the containers these drinks are supplied in. Maybe
there are recycling companies in other countries who will buy up them?
You never asked, you never know.

Try and see if you are able to find an artist to create an art out of
these containers. Maybe that will encourage the companies involved to do
something for their personal publicity if not for a green environment. I
tried doing that in Malaysia but the Malaysia Book of Record does not
recognise my creation and it was rejected. But you can study this idea
and see if it will work for you because I remember reading that people
in your country are very creative.

http://greenbeings.netfirms.com/mbr.htm

Rgds
GreenBeing Nancy


<-----Original Message----->
>From: Eric Lombardi [eric@no.address]
>Sent: 3/29/2007 3:39:47 AM
>To: zoltan_strigan@no.address
>Cc: GreenYes@no.address
>Subject: Re: [GreenYes] email cry for help from Ecuador
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: zoltan strigan [mailto:zoltan_strigan@no.address]
>Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 2:16 PM
>
>Phone: 593-2-292-1255
>
>SAVING PARADISE!!
>
>I live in Quito, Ecuador, which is as close to paradise one might get.
In
>fact all of Ecuador is unique. There is probably no other country like
it in
>the world. The climate is great, the people are wonderful, and there
are
>four very distinct climatic areas in the country. It is one of the few
>travel secrets left in the world.
>
>Unfortunately this paradise is slowly being destroyed by a few
multinational
>companies who have absolutely no regard for this fragile environment.
These
>global multinationals are like a plague of locusts that march across
the
>earth destroying and polluting without any regard for the natural
beauty of
>the countryside.
>
>
>
>Several years ago companies such as COCA-COLA, PEPSI-COLA, INBEV
(BECK'S
>BEER, BASS, BUDWIESER)
>
>SAB-MILLER (MILLER BEER, CASTLE BEER, AMSTED LAGER), started
introducing
>most of their beverages in non-returnable containers. The soft drink
>manufacturers now produce a wide range of non-returnable plastic
containers
>of all their products.
>
>
>
>The beer manufacturers also are now producing non-returnable drinks in
>bottles and cans.
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>
>
>These products include soft drinks, bottled water, beer, fruit juice
drinks
>and energy drinks.
>
>
>
>Unfortunately no where in Ecuador is there a refund law requiring these
>multinational companies to accept responsibility for their
irresponsible
>marketing strategies.
>
>
>
>Because of this total disregard for the environment and only their
concern
>for high profits, the country is literally becoming choked by the
>non-returnable containers.
>
>
>
>The garbage generated by these products is becoming a very serious
problem.
>
>
>
>ALL THESE COMPANIES are doing NOTHING!
>
>
>
>These are not the only companies selling these non-returnable
containers.
>Included in this list are whiskey manufacturers such as Johnny Walker,
Cutty
>Sark, Chivas Regal, most of the California wine companies, Chilean wine
>companies, Heineken Beer, Budweiser. etc.
>
>
>
>
>
>All these companies are not allowed to carry on these type of
irresponsible
>marketing practices in North America or Europe, but because there is a
lack
>of laws in countries such as Ecuador, they do whatever they want and
feel no
>obligation to correct these criminal practices.
>
>
>
>If you go to the web pages of these soft drink companies or liquor
>companies, they all talk about their social responsibilities. Believe
me
>this is only a farce. Not only do they pollute the country side with
their
>products, they illegally sell to establishments that do not have
permits to
>sell liquor, they sell their products close to local high schools and
>churches.
>
>
>
>They also openly sponsor amateur and professional sports teams. Again,
in
>North America and in Europe this would not be permitted. What kind of
>message are they sending to the youth that it is alright to mix alcohol
with
>sports?
>
>
>
>
>
>I am asking your support to put pressure on these companies. I would
like
>you to first start a worldwide boycott of products manufactures by
INBEV,
>SAB-MILLER, COCA-COLA, PEPSI-COLA, JOHNNY WALKER WHISKEY, CUTTY SARK;
>CHIVAS-REGAL.
>
>
>
>I would like you to start an email campaign sending a clear message to
all
>these companies that they cannot carry on with unacceptable marketing
>practices such as they do in Ecuador.
>
>
>
>The people and the country of Ecuador are no different than the people
of
>North America and Europe. We deserve to be treated with the same
respect and
>dignity.
>
>This country cannot be used as a personal dumping ground for these
types of
>multinational companies. If their marketing and sales practices are
>unacceptable in North America and Europe, why should they be allowed to
do
>as they please in a small country such as Ecuador?
>
>
>
>Finally, I would ask that you send this letter around the world to all
>environmental groups, politicians, news media, and anyone who can
pressure
>these types of companies into permanently stopping these types of
>environmentally destructive practices.
>
>
>
>Thank you;
>
>
>
>Zoltan S. Strigan
>
>
>
>zoltan_strigan@no.address
>
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