[GRRN] Fwd: Coke Shareholder to Coke "Civic Action Network" (CAN)

Bill Sheehan (zerowaste@grrn.org)
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 01:19:21 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: Brent Tozzer <brentatozzer@hotmail.com>
To: civicactionnetwork@na.ko.com <civicactionnetwork@na.ko.com>
Date: Thursday, April 15, 1999 1:35 PM

Att: Connell Stafford
The Coca-Cola Company
Civic Action Network (CAN)
PO Drawer 1734
Atlanta GA 30301

April 15 1999

Dear Mr./Ms. Stafford:

I want to be on record, as a stockholder in The Coca-Cola Company, on
the manufacturing processes for Coca-Cala and its bottling
companies. The fact that Coca-Cola is not using recycled plastics to
compose its non-returnable bottles is shameful.

The plastics industry appeared in Tallahassee yesterday,
demonstrating recycled plastic products and their ease of use.
The GrassRoots Recycling Network (cf., below) has thoughtfully
criticized Coca-Cola's business practices, and I am inclined to their
position. Their position on corporate welfare also approaches my own.

I encourage your company to be more insightful, progressive, and
forward-thinking, especially with regard for resource and waste
issues, the corporate contribution to the shared environment, and
culture conflict. Coca-Cola could be creating markets for a food
chain of recycled products.

Yours sincerely,
Brent A. Tozzer, stockholder, The Coca-Cola Company
3901 Imaginary Road, MLC, Tallahassee FL 32308