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Coca-Cola - Myth busting Coke's claims on ocean plastics

Posted by Louisa Casson — 20 June 2017 at 11:11am - Comments
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As thousands of Greenpeace supporters have piled the pressure on Coca-Cola, the mega brand is starting to take notice - but Coke’s answers aren’t yet good enough.

Plastic Pollution - Why Coca-Cola need to take responsibility too

Posted by Louisa Casson — 13 April 2017 at 12:28pm - Comments
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One of the best things about working on Greenpeace’s campaign to end ocean plastics is the chance to have lots of conversations with all sorts of people about the issue - whether on local radio stations or with pedestrians walking past the 2.5 tonne sculpture we installed outside Coca-Cola’s London HQ this week.

5 Reasons Why We're Outside Coca-Cola's HQ

Posted by Louisa Casson — 9 April 2017 at 7:48pm - Comments
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This morning, we've installed a piece of art right to the doorstep of Coca-Cola’s European office, to hold the soft drinks giant accountable for ocean plastic pollution. 

What soft drink companies are saying

Posted by Louisa Casson — 7 April 2017 at 10:35am - Comments
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It’s been three weeks since Greenpeace launched our expose on the gigantic plastic footprint of the soft drinks industry - and their lacklustre action to protect our oceans from the blight of throwaway plastic bottles. 

Video: Free the Tokyo Two

Posted by bex — 4 July 2008 at 11:49am - Comments

Our activist friends, Junichi and Toru, are still behind bars: 23 days without charge after exposing a whale meat smuggling scandal.

A huge thanks to all 200,000 plus of you who've written to Japan's prime minister to free them - let's keep up the pressure!

And keep an eye on the latest count, updated hourly:


Coca-Cola's marketing strategy = a gift for the End Ocean Plastics campaign

Posted by Louisa Casson — 22 June 2017 at 2:16pm - Comments
Picture of a Coke bottle on a beach
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Oh the irony. As part of a millennial-focused marketing strategy to associate Coca-Cola with beach holiday fun and sunkissed selfies, Coke last month launched its summer campaign. This year’s gimmick? Coke bottles labelled with exotic beach destinations and a competition to win glamorous holidays every day.

Why ironic? Because it's these very plastic bottles that are polluting the beaches and rivers of many of these holiday hotspots.

What I learnt on board the Beluga

Posted by Louisa Casson — 14 June 2017 at 1:26pm - Comments
Puffins flying around cliffs with the sea in the background
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This week hasn’t been a normal “day at the office”. I’ve spent the last few days on board the Beluga II, the Greenpeace boat currently sailing around the Scottish coast to document and investigate the impact of ocean plastic pollution on Scotland’s internationally significant wildlife.

When Coca-Cola washes its hands of the ocean plastic problem, this is where the problem washes up

Posted by Luke Massey — 12 June 2017 at 4:08pm - Comments
Picture of empty Coca-Cola bottles on a beach in Scotland
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Last week I was standing over a pile of plastic Coca-Cola bottles, on a remote beach in Mull on the west coast of Scotland. 

In Pictures: Campaigning to end Ocean Plastics, the Beluga II Tour so far

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 7 June 2017 at 1:08pm - Comments
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Greenpeace has brought its ship the Beluga II on an expedition of scientific research around Scotland

Last month our ship the Beluga II set sail on a two-month scientific expedition around Scotland investigating the impact of ocean plastic pollution on some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes and wildlife.

How Scotland’s marine wildlife is in danger from plastic pollution

Posted by TishaBrown — 4 June 2017 at 8:27am - Comments
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Scotland is the envy of the world with its rich waters teeming with wildlife and spectacular coastlines and beaches. But it’s increasingly at threat from the scourge of marine plastic pollution.

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