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    Nestle bottled water operations spark protests amid California drought

    Corporations don't understand ethics.

    Nestle bottled water operations spark protests amid California drought | US news | The Guardian

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of two Nestle bottling plants in California on Wednesday to deliver petitions demanding the company stop bottling operations in the drought-stricken state. The petitions – carrying more than 500,000 signatures – were accepted by Nestle staff members at both the Sacramento and Los Angeles bottling plants, protesters said, as residents and activists chanted slogans like “Our water is not for sale” and “Water is a human right, don’t let Nestle win this fight.” In Sacramento, where around 50 protesters gathered, one eight-foot-long banner read: “Nestle, 515,000 people say leave California’s precious water in the ground,” referring to the total number signatures collected on the delivered petitions.

    California has now entered its fourth consecutive year of drought, and residents of the state’s cities have been told to cut their consumption by as much as 36%. “It is very disturbing and actually quite offensive that a foreign company is taking our water, bottling it and selling it back to us,” said Nick Rodnam, one protester at the Los Angeles plant, who launched one of the petitions on Change.org. While Starbucks recently pulled its water bottling operations from the state on ethical grounds, Nestle and other companies like Walmart continue to source water for bottling in California, buying at the same rate as residents and selling at one hundred times the profit. Morgan Goodwin, a 30-year-old city council member in Truckee, California, who took part in the protests at the Sacramento plant, said Nestle was treating California water as a “free-for-all”, while his constituents had been ordered to cut their water consumption by 28% in a state-issued mandate.

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    Re: Nestle bottled water operations spark protests amid California drought

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Corporations don't understand ethics.

    Nestle bottled water operations spark protests amid California drought | US news | The Guardian

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of two Nestle bottling plants in California on Wednesday to deliver petitions demanding the company stop bottling operations in the drought-stricken state. The petitions – carrying more than 500,000 signatures – were accepted by Nestle staff members at both the Sacramento and Los Angeles bottling plants, protesters said, as residents and activists chanted slogans like “Our water is not for sale” and “Water is a human right, don’t let Nestle win this fight.” In Sacramento, where around 50 protesters gathered, one eight-foot-long banner read: “Nestle, 515,000 people say leave California’s precious water in the ground,” referring to the total number signatures collected on the delivered petitions.

    California has now entered its fourth consecutive year of drought, and residents of the state’s cities have been told to cut their consumption by as much as 36%. “It is very disturbing and actually quite offensive that a foreign company is taking our water, bottling it and selling it back to us,” said Nick Rodnam, one protester at the Los Angeles plant, who launched one of the petitions on Change.org. While Starbucks recently pulled its water bottling operations from the state on ethical grounds, Nestle and other companies like Walmart continue to source water for bottling in California, buying at the same rate as residents and selling at one hundred times the profit. Morgan Goodwin, a 30-year-old city council member in Truckee, California, who took part in the protests at the Sacramento plant, said Nestle was treating California water as a “free-for-all”, while his constituents had been ordered to cut their water consumption by 28% in a state-issued mandate.
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    Re: Nestle bottled water operations spark protests amid California drought

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Corporations don't understand ethics.
    I'd state this more accurately as, "Corporations don't have ethics."

    Nestle will not change their behaviour due to ethical concerns, but they will change if they sense the demonstration/boycott will cause them financial concerns - they will then publicly present their resultant change in policy as one of 'ethics' though, as they bandy-about their new-found desire to be a 'good corporate citizen'!

    It's all B.S., of course ...
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    Re: Nestle bottled water operations spark protests amid California drought

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    I'd state this more accurately as, "Corporations don't have ethics."

    Nestle will not change their behaviour due to ethical concerns, but they will change if they sense the demonstration/boycott will cause them financial concerns - they will then publicly present their resultant change in policy as one of 'ethics' though, as they bandy-about their new-found desire to be a 'good corporate citizen'!

    It's all B.S., of course ...

    or they could just move their operations..

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    Re: Nestle bottled water operations spark protests amid California drought

    Californians water their lawns and crops with bottled water?
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    Re: Nestle bottled water operations spark protests amid California drought

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    or they could just move their operations..

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    I used 'changed their behaviour', but yes, moving is definitely w/i the realm, and perhaps rightfully so for everyone's benefit.
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    Re: Nestle bottled water operations spark protests amid California drought

    Either build the needed reservoirs, or shut up.

    Until California realizes it has a population problem, exacerbated by an environmentalist problem, this is never going to get better.

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    Re: Nestle bottled water operations spark protests amid California drought

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Either build the needed reservoirs, or shut up.

    Until California realizes it has a population problem, exacerbated by an environmentalist problem, this is never going to get better.
    These residents could just not buy the bottled water. Nestle would move at some point, costing California jobs, but what the hell. California created this problem and now are bitching about it. I have little sympathy. How's that smelt doing? That's the most important thing, right there.
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    Re: Nestle bottled water operations spark protests amid California drought

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    These residents could just not buy the bottled water. Nestle would move at some point, costing California jobs, but what the hell. California created this problem and now are bitching about it. I have little sympathy. How's that smelt doing? That's the most important thing, right there.
    I bet Texas could make Nestles a sweet deal!

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    Re: Nestle bottled water operations spark protests amid California drought

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Corporations don't understand ethics.

    Nestle bottled water operations spark protests amid California drought | US news | The Guardian

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of two Nestle bottling plants in California on Wednesday to deliver petitions demanding the company stop bottling operations in the drought-stricken state. The petitions – carrying more than 500,000 signatures – were accepted by Nestle staff members at both the Sacramento and Los Angeles bottling plants, protesters said, as residents and activists chanted slogans like “Our water is not for sale” and “Water is a human right, don’t let Nestle win this fight.” In Sacramento, where around 50 protesters gathered, one eight-foot-long banner read: “Nestle, 515,000 people say leave California’s precious water in the ground,” referring to the total number signatures collected on the delivered petitions.

    California has now entered its fourth consecutive year of drought, and residents of the state’s cities have been told to cut their consumption by as much as 36%. “It is very disturbing and actually quite offensive that a foreign company is taking our water, bottling it and selling it back to us,” said Nick Rodnam, one protester at the Los Angeles plant, who launched one of the petitions on Change.org. While Starbucks recently pulled its water bottling operations from the state on ethical grounds, Nestle and other companies like Walmart continue to source water for bottling in California, buying at the same rate as residents and selling at one hundred times the profit. Morgan Goodwin, a 30-year-old city council member in Truckee, California, who took part in the protests at the Sacramento plant, said Nestle was treating California water as a “free-for-all”, while his constituents had been ordered to cut their water consumption by 28% in a state-issued mandate.
    Brilliant thinking among these activists. A textbook illustration of how completely screwed California is. So, let's just force this company to go elsewhere, so we can create more unemployed.

    How about we send the 6 million or so illegals packing. Bet they unlawfully use a few precious gallons of water every day.
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