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6th-Aug-2013 07:07 am
Dean facepalm
The TV networks are refusing to run this ad in Australia due to commercial interests. So I'm gonna post it about the place.

(Coke are fighting a container deposit system which would help reduce plastic waste).
5th-Aug-2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
I'm a bird lover. That just broke my heart.
6th-Aug-2013 09:37 am (UTC)
Yeah - it's pretty shocking isn't it? I think we only ever see a tiny amount of the damage we do to wildlife... ;(
6th-Aug-2013 12:55 am (UTC)
eeek! No i hadn't seen this add here.
Argh..it really annoys me that it' all about MONEY!!

*stomps off*

Thanks for sharing x
6th-Aug-2013 09:39 am (UTC)
And we won't. I saw this on Media Watch last night and was sadden by the reality of the way the world works. Channels 7,9 and 10 didn't answer MW's letter asking why they wouldn't air it. At least SBS was honest and said it wasn't in their commercial interest.
6th-Aug-2013 03:52 am (UTC)
I'm with Carol. Bird person here -- and that HURT. :(
6th-Aug-2013 09:40 am (UTC)
Yeah. I mean, it's shock tactics by Greenpeace, but sometimes shocking people is the only way to get the message across - unfortunately.
6th-Aug-2013 05:24 am (UTC)
That's a powerful ad. I'm really glad someone made it, and thank you for signal boosting it here.
6th-Aug-2013 09:42 am (UTC)
Isn't it?! I totally didn't expect what happens when I first watched it. I'm sure Australia isn't the only place effected by plastic waste (though maybe other countries as dealing with it better than we are - or at least trying to...)
6th-Aug-2013 06:45 am (UTC)
Good old Greenpeace. But it flipping sucks that the stations won't run the ad!
6th-Aug-2013 09:44 am (UTC)
Hee...I was chatting to my kids today about Greenpeace and realised they have been around for a long time. Thank goodness.

And it does suck. Each station has too much to lose from Coke's advertising spend to risk running it. Sadly.
6th-Aug-2013 11:38 am (UTC)
Heh, they certainly have. I was a member was back in Uni days... Not a member any more but I donate occasionally and keep a vague track of what they are up to.
6th-Aug-2013 10:27 am (UTC)
I'm tired of protecting the feelings of the sensitive from the damage the world is inflicting on itself.

Run the bloody ad
6th-Aug-2013 10:32 am (UTC)
Unfortunately it's more about protecting their bottom line. It's anti-coke and coke are BIG advertising spenders.
6th-Aug-2013 11:12 am (UTC)
Sadly I saw lots of pictures like that before, being a fan of documentaries. But it's good to see it in an ad, to alarm the people that won't know about it otherwise.
And it will work with persistency. Coke tried to get away with non-returnable bottles here, tried to fight against the laws and had to learn that they didn't have a choice
7th-Aug-2013 12:48 pm (UTC)
oh that's interesting. Good to know - let's hope it works the same for them here. ;)
6th-Aug-2013 12:32 pm (UTC)
And they said that the 1980s were a greedy time. It's gotten far worse since then...
7th-Aug-2013 12:49 pm (UTC)
It sure has...:(
6th-Aug-2013 04:05 pm (UTC)
Those poor birds! This is heartbreaking.
7th-Aug-2013 12:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah. :(
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