Greenpeace Advert Banned from Australian TV

Recent reports have claimed that Coca-Cola may have had a hand in the pulling of a new Greenpeace advert that was supposed to aired on Channel 9. The advert (which is featured below) was aimed by Greenpeace in asking Coca-Cola to not fight the recycling scheme that will help to stop the unnecessary deaths of sea birds across Australia.

Though Coca-Cola have been reported as saying they had no hand in the pulling of the advert, it still doesn’t change the fact that they are fighting the ‘Cash for Containers’ recycling scheme that will help to protect the many birds that die every year due to swallowing plastic pieces from drink bottles.

The advert was deemed ‘too offensive’ to be broadcast, but if you have a look at the video below, you will see that it is hardly near the knuckle stuff. Since Channel 9 pulled the plug, SBS and Channel 7 have also stopped the advert from airing.

Check out the advert yourself and see what you think –

As you can see, it’s may be quite confrontational, but it’s far from ‘offensive’. That is why Greenpeace are trying to get as many people as possible to view the advert online so they can see what all the fuss (or lack of it!) is about.

Coca-Cola’s stance against the Cash for Containers scheme is strange, and Greenpeace CEO David Ritter joined the ‘Clean Up Australia’ chairman Ian Kiernan and Total Environments chief Jeff Angel to hammer their point home. They were turned away from Coca-Cola’s Sydney HQ by police as they went to hand over 4,000 drink containers.

Jeff Angel said –

We were trying to say to Coke ‘here are 4000 of your containers collected on Clean Up Australia day. Coke’s opposition to a container deposit scheme allows this littering to continue.

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