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start with the ozone layer

Posted by: Marty Luning ( I luv Maccas, Australia ) on June 29, 1997 at 04:54:54:

In Reply to: History will show McD as wrong posted by Cath on June 25, 1997 at 09:46:09:

: : Sorry, but no one has found McDonalds guilty of any "global devastation" Have they been fined under any environmental act , either in the UK or USA? I know they haven't here in Australia.

: Now it's funny you should say that. I haven't got the best filing system in the world, and I don't systematically keep everything I see relating to my interests, but I do have an old press cutting from "The Courier Mail", Brisbane, 17/10/89. It says that McDonald's had recently "been asked to give the Trade Practices Commission a written undertaking not to run full page advertisements again which stated that their packaging was ozone friendly". wrong if they thought HCFC22 was damaging the environment".

This is to do with an advertising matter, not the environment. The TPC have no control or jurisidiction over environmental matters. I note they were not fined or found guilty, merely "asked" to change their ad.- they weren't fined or convicted, What I am talking about is the Land & Environment Court,? I am sure you have heard of that haven't you? Is this the best any of you "greenies" can come up with ? I doubt that their packaging is adding to depletion of the Ozone layer to any significant degree. If so, by how much? Give some facts. Has there been any studies on McDonalds packaging and it's effect on the environment? Oh Yes, don't say pollution because people drop their papers on the street or that their packaging is contributing to increased garbage and landfill. Lets have some insight and forethought on the matter. You mentioned the Ozone layer, lets begin there.....

Marty Luning

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