Saturday, February 25, 2006

Stolen Miller Questions?!

Today, this article about Miller Beer theft in Wisconsin was posted.
Urge Miller Beer to make a statement for the theives to Recycle those containers!!!
(see phone numbers below)

I wonder about the validity of the entire article. Being that, they can't find the 26,000 dollars worth of beer inventory. How much beer could the theives move in such a short period of time?? And then, was it on the virge of going flat?! I mean, really, to move it... isn't it illegal for them to simply throw out the containers that are 1's and 2's in Wisconsin! Hmm think they stopped to look to see if they aren't recyclable 5's on the bottom? see; http://www.besmart.org/recycling/index.html.

I'm am wondering the validity of such a grand beer theft. However, I do think that the Recycling community should take a further look into the smallest portion of the load that was packaged in plastic potentials: 100,080 Miller Genuine Draft 12 ounce bottles (unknown material), and 960 Miller Light plastic bottles.

On Miller Beer PET RECYCLING HISTORY
Here's a little release from the Recycling community about Miller's Plastic Bottles: http://greenyes.grrn.org/1999a/0261.html - Basically this article summarizes the Plastic Recycling industry's inability to sort through recycling to eliminate the bottles. This was at the onset of the Miller Plastic bottles being testmarketed. http://www.packaging-gateway.com/feature_details.asp?FeatureID=79 Urge Miller to continue to make recycleable bottles in accordance with PET recycling industry standards. They have been attempting improvements for aluminum and glass recycling. Stay on the positive side!!!http://www.beerservesamerica.org/responsibility/recycling.phtml


The cost will be passed on to taxpayers for the $26,000 of stolen merchandise. So write to Letters today!!! Urge Miller to make a statement for the theives to Recycle those containers!!!
letter writing Quote from http://greenyes.grrn.org/1999a/0261.html:

1. WRITE A LETTER TO MILLER BREWING COMPANY: Let Miller know that it should not roll out the new package, and that you will not buy it, until the company takes responsibility for its impacts on the waste stream. Address your concerns to:
John N. MacDonough Phone: (414) 931-2000Chief Executive Officer Fax: (414) 931-3735Miller Brewing Company3939 W. Highland Blvd.Milwaukee, WI 53201-0482
Send copies of your letter to:* Dan Barthold, Director of Environmental & Energy Engineering, Miller Brewing Co.(same address).* GrassRoots Recycling Network, P.O. Box 49283, Athens, GA 30604.* Plastics News, 814 National Press Blvd, Washington, DC 20046.* Beverage World, 226 26th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001.* Your local newspaper.

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