Leaked audio of a private meeting confirms that Coca-Cola Inc. has no interest in recycling plastic bottles because the best methods will cost the company money. None of us should be surprised, yet there are two immediate takeaways.
- Free market forces are not going to save the environment.
- Duplicity is the preferred policy of corporations, pretending to support environmental projects while sabotaging them wholesale behind the scenes. For another example, see Shell.
As for the religious response, the antithetical values on display are:
- Denial of responsibility to community and world