coca-cola ..... - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 1 Old 10-31-2006, 12:19 AM - Thread Starter
jrayn's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central FL
Posts: 1,614
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The residents in India have been protesting and asking coca cola to close their plants down b/c they are using up water which is scarce where these plants are located.
So what does the company do? Goes to court... of course coca cola has probably as more money then those areas have seen in a decade, so the courts determined they have a right to use the water.
Here is a response I got from cocacola after emailing them about it:

"Groundwater: An independent study commissioned by the High Court of
Kerala found that under normal rainfall conditions, the Coca-Cola bottling
facility would not adversely affect ground water levels. The High
Court determined that the primary cause of the water shortage in the local
Kerala area was reduced rainfall for several years and ruled that the
Coca-Cola plant has the right to use water from the local aquifer.
Additional steps have been taken throughout our operations in India for
rainwater recovery systems and water efficiency gains in the production

So even though the rainfall has been "reduced" for SEVERAL YEARS which of course causes a shortage of water, they still use the water for their operations!! Their defence... the high court said it was legal...
jrayn is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off