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i don't. but i. mirrored you for the very clearly you know did you observe the storm the legit so my looked up from moods or bears or during the cloture coke at the scene or. in front of the cameras coca-cola c.e.o. promises a world without waste outside objective. god behind the scenes the american company is doing everything in its power i think obviously the show. after months of negotiations with the american multinational we have a meeting at the headquarters of coca-cola france for an interview but. it's a message they don't love so well. when i did it to see. how polite and welcome.
and affection with. the school you walk into for the body it seems we have not yet won that trust. question into an additional protocol to meet with every thought low enough back up to see the action social wrong. the vice president of the company michael goldsman has travelled from the united states to on so all questions well he has worked for coca-cola for twenty one is he's in charge of global policy and environmental sustainability and he's a french speaker. and they'll see us in iraq was that we knew that on thanks hop on over we carry be twenty odd because off it we so our interview is done in french. cook i could have. some dish told it's human behavior. i think gets me to what they are.
a country in east africa known for its incredible landscapes unspoiled beaches and the best safaris in africa. however what this promotional film does not specify is that tanzania is also the incredible land of coca-cola. here everyone waits for red and white buses longside reginald white wolf and in the playground children play around red and white the logo is everywhere so off there awhile you will stop noticing it. the good news is that in this country you can still find coke bottles made out of reusable glass but this.
what the american company is doing in tanzania what it did in the united states fifty years ago replacing the glass bottles with plastic ones. and that is what is going on behind these walls inside one of the four coca-cola factories in tanzania. all guide is james mother the manager of the new production line a production line which only makes plastic bottles today they're producing bottles of phantom one of the numerous brands inside the coca-cola group.
everything is automated and the equipment is brand new the bottles of filled behind this window. that i got by. there. is the fact that that i did it for the book but richard is very long oh i've been out of the. eighty six thousand three hundred and forty bottles in two and a half hours that's a lot of plastic we did the calculations that ten bottles a second and that's only on mom production line in one of the factories in the country. five years ago this factory only fabricated glass
bottles but on the day. evolve visit the production line for glass bottles is almost at a complete standstill. because they want to go the extra week apart from plastic other g.b.u. while you are doing it but the three apart from those who are defending the roof in terms of prosthetics that don't stop us that's a good tool for good for. the aesthetic perhaps but the choice of plastic is essentially unless you glass bottles they are sticky help of a time of the book got told me i don't care about the guitar. only cares if. what our guide is trying to say is that plastic doesn't seem to be a problem for the environment in tanzania so it's come back to business everyone now has the business perspective so he clicked all those plastic it defaults in
being respectful. now that our factory visit is finished we can finally show you the wonders of the forgettable tanzania. unfit gettable town that only. here are the real results of coca-cola spraying this recycling business and just by looking at the waste collectors we were told about it's clear that the recycling business is first and foremost a poverty economy. this
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leave the room very clearly you know did you still on the lead here so my look down from mood subversion i did in the clip you're co-creator and some are going to be. is fifty years old and has three children that she is raising by herself. to feed her family she connects plastic on the beach. but not the best a half hour south of her to want to call for stuff to look like and to play when you're on. a little too lazy to go before you know for both of. them about an accident you know you know i don't know. evidentially
sunny. also leaving its mark in tanzania. by working eight hours a day much i can collect up to twenty kilos of bottles at two hundred fifty shillings a keynote that's ten cents she earns less than two million rows and that's on a good day. to someone you don't want them and they're going after money when i buy the reason i asked to get to she did this about a month tried to get us going to effect in israel because the outcome of it all by the need to share as a citizen but it would seem they are getting there because the money and i need to fund the troops are going to come up. why the price is down to national such as in a country and. too much plastic and too many people like mata who collect empty bottles just to scrape by.
to bear witness to the most unsustainable side of this savage recycling economy we head to the largest ship in the land dar es salaam the economic capital of the country. every time a truck arrives to unload waste it's the same friends a. beggar get him out. but not the full gonna come by saying that the joke was that while you guys are going to. it's all bought new stuff unions who are his name pinned.
down you ought to know that ben does his job but with gordon i was a tough. you know joe. you know. and so they resort to using their batons to dig through other people's waste. but tell me what you got an actual. would you tell one of us and when i didn't get on and. by asking my name is i am a lawyer zero zero year. at h. that model moon has already spent two years rifling through waste in such a plastic that's more than enough to know that there is only one move to the recycling business here only the strongest to make it. can all go where it resides . so much to all kinds of buyers is no god or no a little rough. more attractive than him about no not at all.
it's time to clean the windscreen and head elsewhere. we go to meet the people who dictate the neuron the new market for recycled plastic . we find them in the suburbs of paris alone. these are the companies who buy plastic bottles this one is the largest in the country. before coming here we never would have been match and film. anything quite like
this. a mountain of empty plastic bottles that you have to climb with seventy kilograms on your head. at first we're almost fascinated by this blue mountain and the incessant coming and going of climbers all smaller than their loads. but then we took to the. yeah but actually it was our. enemy to me. at. any one time. and i'm. not going to
have that in the sound. of your call technically. at the foot of the mountain these workers begin their final sorting session they put the colored bottles and plastic bags to one side. they put the clear bottles into launch bags these bottles then go through these machines to be reduced to small pieces before they can be recycled. and. until very recently the company exported this plastic to china the largest buyer of recycled plastic in the world this is the side manager is about to explain to us. yesterday when i was working and asking for collectors tell you about this on the price went down a few months ago the way down the wise saying that the night to buy this one was told. to sit in the east bank right. because
does not know if you know my kid so what did you do when you couldn't export to china oh i keep on buying we buy and we buy you but you see all these days this is because you couldn't sense of time oh yeah so it's accumulates. in twenty seventeen china announced that it no longer wanted to be the world's largest rubbish bin and that they would stop importing used plastic from january twenty eighth. this decision to the collapse of the recycled plastic market our precarious business and an economy that rests entirely on the backs of the most vulnerable. back at the coca-cola headquarters we speak to michael goldsman the vice president of the company again. little ticket because it messed up the year.
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a single statistic will suffice during the length of this film nearly thirteen million bottles of plastic being sold by the coca-cola group throughout the world. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy on sunday let it be an arms race and it is on all fronts very dramatic development only to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit
poll forty one bodies of the people who were killed when a russian plane burst into flames during an emergency landing in moscow have now been recovered from the crash site among the victims of the two children and a flight attendant who died assisting passengers a stage in front of. the boat israel and palestinian militant group hamas reportedly called a truce offer a weekend of deadly exchanges we saw over twenty palestinians and four israelis.