Tell Coke: Listen to Shareholders and Take BPA Out of Cans
  • Petitioned Sonya Soutus

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SVP of Public Affairs and Communications, The Coca-Cola Company
Sonya Soutus
Ethics Office, Coca Cola Enterprises
Ethics Office

Tell Coke: Listen to Shareholders and Take BPA Out of Cans

    1. Jessica Belsky
    2. Petition by

      Jessica Belsky

      Santa Monica, CA

At a recent Coca-Cola shareholder meeting, one-quarter of the company's shareholders approved a resolution that would remove the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) from can linings. BPA has been linked to a host of health problems, everything from heart disease to reproductive disorders to cancers. The chemical is registered as "toxic" in Canada, and it's banned in baby bottles in several countries. Never the less, BPA remains in much of our food supply.

Despite the fact that mant shareholders want BPA-free can liners, Coke executives say the company's soda packaging is safe, and they refuse to look for safer alternatives to BPA.

Coke, it's time to pay attention to science, consumer health, and 25 percent of your own shareholders. It's time to find an alternative to BPA.

photo: vwb5 via Flickr

Recent signatures


    1. Sarah Parsons
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      New study: BPA exposure is underestimated

    2. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      The E.U. recently banned BPA in baby bottles. Why won't Coke phase out the chemical?

    3. Sarah Parsons
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      China bans BPA in baby bottles

    4. Sarah Parsons
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      Stores across the E.U. must remove baby bottles containing BPA tomorrow

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      Sarah Parsons
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    6. Sarah Parsons
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    7. Sarah Parsons
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    8. Sarah Parsons
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    10. Sarah Parsons
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      Sarah Parsons
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      Jess Leber
      Petition Organizer

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    24. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • the cat CALGARY, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      The 1/4 shareholders are concerned with the bottom line and have the best interest of the health of the company they wish to take BPA out because it's a good business decision to prevent litagation, bad press,

    • Janell Zazueta LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Do the right thing and share a Coke and a smile the safe way.

    • Rosanne Leach KENT, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      There has been an increase in asthma,diabetes in children. The list of problems with BPA is serious. Look to a change. It probably has been done by other companies.

    • george converse PORTLAND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      I am a stockholder as well through our company pension plan.

      ? Should I sell my holdings and short coca cola?

    • Adam Asher MILWAUKEE, WI
      • over 3 years ago

      I have been unable to enjoy a Coca-Cola I normally have for years, ever since these reports came out. Now my fears have been confirmed. Sadly, I am not surprised.

      I'd rather have the original recipe than what gets leaked in due to chemical BPA. Hopefully Coca-Cola gives me the best of both worlds by delivering a product with less chemical sugars and less chemical sprays on the can. Then, me and my family will finally enjoy Coca-Cola again.


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