It's not everyday that a 9-year-old girl chastises the CEO of the world's biggest fast food chain. Yet that's exactly what young Hannah Robertson did Thursday morning at McDonald's annual shareholders' meeting in Chicago. When the meeting opened up to questions, Hannah was first up at the mic with a pointed criticism.
Another crusade launched last week by a Boston-based consumer group, Corporate Accountability International, is taking aim at McDonald's. The group's social-media- based campaign, called MomsNotLovinIt, faults McDonald's...
Supporting a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles on federal parkland in San Francisco, surrounding counties and Yosemite National Park seems like a no-brainer for a city that regards itself as the epicenter of environmental consciousness.
Our national parks are governed as public ecological trusts, not theme parks, and that's meant a legacy of conservation that matches any in the world. I think we should keep up the good work. Unfortunately, bottled water interests -- especially Coke -- disagree.
Clearly, there are opposing views when it comes to bottled water. And perhaps two of the most outspoken parties are The International Bottled Water Association and the Corporate Accountability International. Their most recent battle is around restricting access to bottled water in America's national parks. PlasticsToday went beyond the press releases to talk with both parties about their viewpoints.
For Earth Day, the National Park Service (NPS) released a status report on its Green Parks Plan. The report found parks have diverted 28 percent of municipal solid waste since 2007 thanks in part to a growing number of parks halting the sale of bottled water.