[GRRN] Working Assets Features Coke Campaign

Bill Sheehan (zerowaste@grrn.org)
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 05:15:35 -0400

The alert below is included in the July phone bills of
300,000 customers of the Working Assets Long
Distance telephone company. It can also be viewed at
Alerts typically generate between 30,000 and 40,000
phone calls.

Working Assets Long Distance

JULY 1999 National Citizens Action


Every month, tens of thousands of Working
Assets Long Distance customers speak out on
the issue alerts they receive along with their
Working Assets Long Distance telephone bills.
Members of Working Assets Long Distance can
take action by sending a personalized
CitizenLetter and/or by making a Free Speech
call to the decision makers named below
(limit: 5 min./call, 2 calls/day).
Here's what YOU can do this month:


The Coca-Cola Company promised nearly 10 years
ago to start using plastic soft drink bottles
in the United States made with 25% recycled
material. Every day the company sells more
than 20 million sodas in plastic bottles here,
and not one of them contains an ounce of
recycled content. The result is billions of
soda bottles are wasted each year. As quickly
as they are tossed away, the plastics industry
churns out more bottles made from nonrenewable
resources and creates more toxic pollutants in
the process. Coke refuses to use recycled
plastic bottles in the U.S., even though they
sell them in other countries.

Call Coca-Cola CEO M. Douglas Ivester at
800/571-2653 and demand that Coke live up to
its promise to use soft drink bottles made
from recycled plastic.
Working Assets customers can also order a
CitizenLetter online.

For more information on this issue, please
visit the GrassRoots Recycling Network Web

Bill Sheehan
Network Coordinator
GrassRoots Recycling Network
P.O. Box 49283
Athens GA 30604-9283
Tel: 706-613-7121
Fax: 706-613-7123