Coopers Beer: Stop funding anti-recycling ads
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Tim Coopers

Coopers Beer: Stop funding anti-recycling ads

    1. Jessica Keath
    2. Petition by

      Jessica Keath

      Sydney, Australia

We're closer than ever to a national recycling scheme: giving a 5-10 cents refund on every bottle or can. South Australia has had the scheme for 30 years, and it has made an amazing environmental impact, and helping schools and community groups raise money. Now there is a push to make it national.

But now the Food and Grocery Council, of which Coopers is a member, is trying to undermine support for the scheme -- they have just launched a national advertising campaign to stop the government from implementing it.

Coopers Beer say on their website that they are “committed to reducing our environmental footprint through sustainable production practices” but through their involvement in the Food and Grocery Council they’re contributing to a campaign that would be devastating for recycling and the environment in Australia.

Join me in calling on Coopers Beer -- and all members of the Food and Grocery Council who care about recycling and environmental sustainability -- to publicly support the National Deposit Scheme and suspend their membership in the Food and Grocery Council until they stop this campaign.

Head over to Facebook and leave a message on their page too: http://on.fb.me/MLizyz

 

I've just found out that the other major funders of the anti-recycling ads are these beer brands:

James Boags: http://on.fb.me/KZk8xG

Tooheys Extra Dry: http://on.fb.me/KZkeW4

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    • Mike Sadler SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      It worked well when we were kids and has certainly helped.the Murray west.of the SA/Vic border

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    • Domi Bruno CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am very disappointed! Coopers is the only beer I drink, but I shall certainly stop if the company continues to undermine this sensible recycling scheme.

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    • Anthony Cheong BALWYN NORTH, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Are they trying to shoot themselves in the foot, and lose the environmental standing?

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    • Robert Probin DONCASTER, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Coopers, it is our world lets not fill it with rubbish

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    • Phil Ryan FLEMINGTON, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I have seen it in action in SA & it is a great way to A: clean up after events B: provide some income & self sufficiency to people in need.

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