Message in a (Coke) Bottle
Our world has a problem with waste – and it’s hitting people living in poverty the hardest.
Today, two billion people in the world’s poorest countries are living and working among piles of waste – that’s one in four of us. Drinking polluted water. Breathing toxic air. Battling sickness. Each day waste mountains are growing causing preventable deaths.
Multinational companies are making this worse by selling billions of single-use plastic products in countries where waste isn’t collected, knowing that communities will have no choice but to burn it or live among it.
But we can change this if we act together. We can call on companies to take responsibility for the plastic waste mountains their products are creating in poorer communities. And we can pledge to reduce our own plastic use too.
We believe this campaign will change lives – will you join us?
Here are some ways for you to get involved, these are actions we can all take to renew our world.
Get Social! – When we join our collective voices in a petition for the world’s most vulnerable people, we can really make a difference. People all across the world will be asking Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever to clean up their act and take responsibility for the plastic waste they are creating.
Use social media and tag @CocaColaCo @Nestle @PepsiCo and @Unilever. Ask them to take responsibility for the waste mountains their products are creating in poorer communities, using the template posts and tweets below. Add a photo of some of their branded waste and their hashtag.
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You can also use these regional handles if you are in India, Nigeria, Australia, Philippines, Brazil, South Africa, the Middle East or the Asia Pacific.
@CocaColaAmatil (Asia Pacific)
@CocaCola_ZA (South Africa)
@PepsiCoAmena (Asia, Middle East, North Africa)
@HUL_News (Hinudstan Unilever)
@UnileverZA (South Africa)
2. Pray – Let’s collectively ask God to move on behalf of those most in need.
3. Lifestyle – The change starts with us. Here are some lifestyle changes you can make. Let’s make them prophetic calls to action.
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