Factory Shut Down, Police Investigating as ‘Human Waste’ Found in Coke Cans

Even though Coca-Cola gives+ best marketing efforts, virtually all the people already know that the world-wide popular soft drink is definitely healthy. It’s not important if it’s aspartame or the high sugar count, or the fact that it could act as a very effective household cleaner, it is obvious that it’s bad for your general health. However, somehow the corporate giant is worth more than $87 billion dollars. Some recent findings proved that it contains unsavoury contaminant, which may just turn people off from Coca-Cola products for good.

Empty Coca-Cola Classic cans move along a conveyor to be filled and sealed at a Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd. production facility in Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Coca-Cola Amatil flagged a second consecutive drop in full-year earnings amid weak consumer confidence and rising costs in Indonesia. Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Human Waste Contamination Shuts Down Coca-Cola Plant

This year the Coca-Cola factory in Lisbon has been shut down for 15 hours after machines were clogged by a physical contaminant which was later identified as a human waste. Representatives reported that the contaminant came from some incoming shipment of cans that were supposed to be filled with the soft drink. According to those reports, not even one of the contaminant made its way into the market. “The issue was immediately identified through our robust quality procedures and the whole product from the affected batch has been immediately impounded and it’s not going to be sold.”

How could this have happened? Nobody really knows.

Pat Catney, SDLP MLA has stated, “I’m not so sure how this contamination could have come about. They are sticklers for hygiene, contamination and cleanliness.”

However, there is a theory, which could explain the appearing of this shocking contaminant. An anonymous source said, “Rumours are that there have been some poor immigrants that could have made a long journey in the lorry and in their moments of desperation were forced to use these cans instead of a toilet.”

Coca-Cola vs. The Planet

While these are some dangerous contaminants that are by no means a norm for the world famous brand Coca-Cola, there are still many different reasons that we all should avoid when we buy its ubiquitous products- far more than the effects it has on your personal health.

The Coca-Cola products have a massive contribution to the crisis of a global plastic pollution. The Greenpeace analysis came up with a statement that the company increased its plastic bottle production by more than 1 billion in 2017 alone, bringing the estimates for one year to an enormous 110 billion bottles.  Unfortunately, just a small portion end up recycled and reused on the proper way; and the rest of them are filling up landfills or littering oceans and natural space. The problem is so critical, that now even the seafood has traces of plastic!

What’s more, Coca-Cola was criticized that they put an unnecessary significant pressure on limited clean drinking water resources. In January 2017, there were millions of traders in India who boycotted Coca-Cola and competitors such as Pepsi for using up most of the clean drinking water of the area after a particularly low season of rainfall which had already depleted the resources. Vikram Raja, who is the president of the Vanigar Sangam trade association, came up with a statement  that Coca Cola and alike companies are  “exploiting the water bodies of the state in order to manufacture aerated drinks while all the farmers were facing severe drought.”

Coca-Cola Responds

What does the Coca-Cola company have to say about their effect on the limited resources of Earth? Their sustainability reports showed that “60% of cans and bottles equivalent to what we have introduced into the marketplace have been refilled or recovered and recycled with our support” as well as that “221 billion litters of water was replenished through community and watershed projects across the globe”.

Moreover, The Coca-Cola Company asserts they have improved the water efficiency each year for the last 14 years. There is a clear discrepancy between the unflattering estimates of third parties and the company’s own estimates.

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