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    Getting sick of these big companies telling us what to do.

    Coca-Cola Set to Challenge Recycling Law in Northern Territory - International Business Times

    In a nutshell, that Commonwealth Act, Coca-Cola stressed in an ABC report on Wednesday, states that "if a product is legal to sell in one state, it is legal to sell in another state."

    "So for one state, or in this case territory, to go it alone and create a non-harmonised regulatory system, we believe breaches that Act," Wagstaff argued.

    Coca-Cola fears that over the long-haul, the NT law will establish precedents that would be untenable to the interests of beverage players operating in Australia.

    However, Coca-Cola's planned legal action was wholly based on its self-serving interests, according to environmental group Clean Up Australia.
    Now that's crap ... S.A has had a deposit scheme ever since I can remember . Victoria stopped theirs ages ago but you still get payed for aluinum cans. So I don't know what this supposed law they have pulled out of their butt is all about .

    Basically people pay an extra ten cents on their soft drinks and beer bottles etc etc . and if you return it you get your 10 cents back. (btw they have already trialed this, and the scheme has collected over 35,000 bottles and cans in a very short time period. These very bottles and cans would otherwise be strewn across our NT landscape.

    Coke a cola are referring to this scheme as a "tax" on their product. It's not a tax if you're paying a deposit. Could you imagine if they outlawed "deposits" on everything? God they're full of ****!!!

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    Re: Getting sick of these big companies telling us what to do.

    That's interesting. As far as I know, they haven't challenged the recycle deposit for those states in the US that have one.

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    Re: Getting sick of these big companies telling us what to do.

    I don't see the problem.

    Coca Cola in compliance with law is challenging the new regulation. Just based on the article looks like they have a good shot at success.
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    Re: Getting sick of these big companies telling us what to do.

    They are calling in constitutional law . Basically if they were to win, all recycling in australia will be deemed illegal. How's that work? when a shitty company like coke can run someone elses country? Don't think so jack!!!

    Tude they are not complying with our laws ...that's just their take on it.

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    Re: Getting sick of these big companies telling us what to do.

    They're going to freak out if they go ahead with a proposed tax on soft drinks in the UK


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    Re: Getting sick of these big companies telling us what to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzywuzzy View Post
    Coca-Cola Set to Challenge Recycling Law in Northern Territory - International Business Times



    Now that's crap ... S.A has had a deposit scheme ever since I can remember . Victoria stopped theirs ages ago but you still get payed for aluinum cans. So I don't know what this supposed law they have pulled out of their butt is all about .

    Basically people pay an extra ten cents on their soft drinks and beer bottles etc etc . and if you return it you get your 10 cents back. (btw they have already trialed this, and the scheme has collected over 35,000 bottles and cans in a very short time period. These very bottles and cans would otherwise be strewn across our NT landscape.

    Coke a cola are referring to this scheme as a "tax" on their product. It's not a tax if you're paying a deposit. Could you imagine if they outlawed "deposits" on everything? God they're full of ****!!!
    Don't let them do it. They're a foreign corporation and have to abide by the host laws. Hell, they're lucky the courts decided they even have standing to bring the suit. It isn't a tax on their product. If it is a tax at all, it's a tax on what contains their product. so maybe they should change the container. Sell it in paper boxes like kid's juices. That ought to do it.

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    Re: Getting sick of these big companies telling us what to do.

    They're going to freak out if they go ahead with a proposed tax on soft drinks in the UK
    I think we need to do that. What about all these weird drinks like 5 hour energy and the other energy drinks. There's no way those things can be good for you. We need a whole new way to look at this.

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    Re: Getting sick of these big companies telling us what to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrat View Post
    I think we need to do that. What about all these weird drinks like 5 hour energy and the other energy drinks. There's no way those things can be good for you. We need a whole new way to look at this.
    What? Ask self-important, self-absorbed politicians to make decisions for us on what is and is not healthy enough to drink? Do you like Gov Bloomburg limiting soft drink sizes, too?

    No thanks. I prefer to make my own culinary decisions, thankyouverymuch.

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    Re: Getting sick of these big companies telling us what to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by Accountable View Post
    What? Ask self-important, self-absorbed politicians to make decisions for us on what is and is not healthy enough to drink? Do you like Gov Bloomburg limiting soft drink sizes, too?

    No thanks. I prefer to make my own culinary decisions, thankyouverymuch.
    This I'd agree with. Manipulating taxes to change people's behaviour is too "Big Brother" for my liking.

    Hari Sheldon might have had the science to predict the consequences but we're nowhere near cute enough for social engineering yet.

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