Globe and Times bought it for you (I rarely drink soda, it gives me the hiccups, so this is all yours):
"Coca-Cola has met its 2020 goal for conserving water, company says" by John Schwartz New York Times August 26, 2015
NEW YORK — Coca-Cola Co. is years ahead of schedule in its efforts to replace the water that it uses around the world to make its beverages, it announced Tuesday.
Coca-Cola said that by the end of the year, it and its bottlers would reach its goal of returning water to the environment and to communities around the world. Coca-Cola uses roughly 300 billion liters each year to produce about 160 billion liters of “finished beverages” — Coke, Sprite, Fanta, and hundreds of other brands.
The company announced this goal in 2007. Tuesday’s announcement stated that it would reach this goal five years early.
Coca-Cola has tackled water issues on several fronts, including making more efficient use of water in its plants and putting into effect wastewater treatment standards for its manufacturing facilities, as well as developing community water projects around the world that focus on, among other things, providing safe water and sanitation, supporting water conservation, and protecting watersheds.
Yeah, I'm so glad profit-$eeking corporations are looking out for us all, I mean, really.
The company kicked off 209 community water projects in 61 countries. It has worked with environmental, development, and health organizations, including the UN Development Programme, the US Agency for International Development, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor, the Nature Conservancy, and Water for People.
And kids health programs in Bo$ton!
Btw, AID = CIA. It's an open secret everywhere but here.
The water that does not go directly into beverages is used in cooling towers and for cleaning and other manufacturing functions, said Greg Koch, Coca-Cola’s senior director of global water stewardship.
You happy it's in the hands of Coke?
Coca-Cola now has wastewater processing facilities in 862 of its 863 plants around the world, he said.
While the company had been pursuing its water stewardship strategy before the 2007 announcement, setting the goal helped it “to up the game,” he said. Coca-Cola had spent $2 billion on these water programs, Koch said, adding that as sales grow, the company’s water commitment will grow to match.
Koch at Coke, and any relation to the billionaire brothers?
In a statement provided by Coca-Cola, Mark Tercek, president and chief executive of the Nature Conservancy, said that the beverage company’s initiative was part of a broader effort by companies “factoring nature into their decision-making,” and said that Coca- Cola’s commitment “underscores that investing in nature can produce very positive returns for businesses and local communities.”
Water used to grow ingredients that go into the company’s products is not included in the goal, Coca-Cola said.
So, what, the New York Times now issues corporate pre$$ releases as reports?
For some reason, I do I have the hiccups. No mention of pressure and protest Coke was under for taking over water supplies all across the world while leaving locals thirsty.
And you wonder why I find the corporate public relations and propaganda pre$$ flat?
Corporations Tap Public Water
Since at least 2006.
The Race to Buy Up the World's Water
Coca-Cola and Nestle Are Sucking Us Dry Without Our Even Knowing
And they TOLD YOU it was DROUGHT!!!!!!!!
"The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World’s Water
“Water is the oil of the 21st century.”
Much more there, so drink deeply if you dare.
So much water I peed my pants.
At least California is on the right track.... right?
EPA will look after it in any event, and that coverage dried up quick (as has Tianjin)!
UPDATE: The Nuking of Tianjin – Frame by Frame Analysis