COCA-Cola Amatil has won the right to dismantle a Northern Territory recycling scheme, but not before it got nasty and called in the cops.
Earlier today, Clean Up Australia chairman Ian Kiernan led a small group of environmental activists including Greenpeace CEO David Ritter and 'Total Environment Centre chief Jeff Angel in trying to dump 4,000 beverage containers at Coke's Sydney headquarters.
The containers had been collected on Clean Up Australia day on the weekend, and were a symbol of the litter which would accumulate if Coke overturned the NT recycling scheme.
Coke didn't think much of the reminder, calling in eight members of the NSW police to block the small band of high-profile protesters
"We were trying to say to Coke ‘here are 4000 of your containers collected on Clean Up Australia day'," Jeff Angel told news.com.au.
"Coke's opposition to a container deposit scheme allows this littering to continue."
Police had other ideas, threatening to arrest the group for... wait for it... littering if they left the beverage containers at Coke's North Sydney headquarters.
I suggest we ban all coca cola products, don't buy any of them!
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