Coca Cola

As The World Wakes Up To Ocean Plastic Pollution, Companies Like Coca-Cola Can't Afford To Be Part Of The Problem

John Sauven | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
John Sauven

Just as ExxonMobil became 'the face' of climate change, Coca-Cola stands on the verge of becoming the villain in the story of ocean plastics. Those distinctively contoured bottles with iconic branding aren't such a marketing gift when they're washing up on beaches worldwide.

Greenpeace Reveals 'Breath-Taking' Number Of Plastic Bottles Coca-Cola Makes

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK

Coca-Cola has been accused of “refusing to take responsibility” for its environmental impact by producing more than 100 billion throwaway plastic ...

Police Investigate After Human Waste Is Found In Coca Cola Cans

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK

Police are investigating after suspected human waste was found in a consignment of drinks cans delivered to a Coca Cola factory in Northern Ireland. T...

Time For Brands To Get Off The (Dove) Soap Box

Neil Simpson | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK
Neil Simpson

A very wise woman once said of advertising, "do the kind of work nobody else is doing". Now I'm no fan of hanging my hat on the pithy one-liners of advertising greats. It feels a little bit like Sun Tzu quotations on strategy slides, or Steve Jobisms introducing creative work. But doing the work nobody else is doing appeals because of its blunt and instructive clarity.

Coca-Cola’s Christmas Truck Tour 'Should Be Banned', Public Health Experts Claim

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents

Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck tour should be banned, according to public health experts writing in the British Medical Journal. The truck, which visit...

Post-Trump, Diversity Is More Important Than Ever

Robyn Lange | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Robyn Lange

The political and social turbulence of Britain voting itself out of the EU, in part due to anti-immigration sentiment, and Donald Trump becoming Presi...

Coca-Cola's 'Selfie Bottle' Makes Us Want To Leave The Planet

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech

If you thought selfie sticks signaled the end days, then don’t hold your breath because humans have outdone themselves yet again. We bring you the l...

The Pursuit of Purpose and the Bono Problem

Neil Simpson | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Neil Simpson

"You can't predict destiny, that's the beauty" sounds like a cross between a line from a John Lennon song and a pre-battle speech from Braveheart. It'...

An Independent Soft Drink Producer's Response to the Sugar Tax

Jonathan Luker | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK
Jonathan Luker

As a small producer, and working with many other start-ups and other small producers, we have perhaps a unique position from which to view the proposed sugar tax, due to take effect from 2018.

How to Solve Google's Tax Problem

Grant Feller | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Grant Feller

Adidas is clearly a brand that cares about its reputation. So much so that it recently cancelled its high-profile sponsorship of international athleti...

Coca Cola Funds Study Promoting Diet Drinks As Weight Loss Aids

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A controversial study suggesting that diet beverages are better for aiding weight loss than water has been funded by a research body made up of compan...

COP21 and The Corporate Coup

James Crawley | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK
James Crawley

What we are experiencing in Paris amounts to a corporate coup aimed at preventing progress and effective solutions to our climate crisis. Now more than ever we need to advocate for system change rather than climate change, with climate activists planning creative ways to inform the public not only of the false solutions on offer, but the real solutions that will lead to positive change in our world.

New Year's Resolutions Revisited

Vicky Bullen | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

Back in January I wrote a blog for The Huffington Post about what my New Year's resolutions were. I had decided, for the first time in many years, to ...

Christmas Coke Truck 'Will Spark Protests', Keith Vaz Says

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

Labour MP Keith Vaz has warned that the Coca-Cola truck will not be welcome if it pulls into Leicester over the festive period. The city's MP, who ...

Sugar Ain't Sweet Jeremy Hunt

Ben Johns | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Sugar is and will always be a treat, just like a glass of wine or the occasional cigarette but when there are equally bad effects on the health then surely its time that we call a cut on the amount that we consume. It may taste sweet initially, but the long term effects which aren't being showed to us should make you feel bitter.

Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals and Business: A Shared Responsibility

Cherie Blair | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK
Cherie Blair

On Friday 25 September, world leaders will meet for the UN General Assembly in New York to launch the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One major achievement that should not go unnoticed is that the promotion of human rights is infused throughout the 17 new goals and 169 targets. This marks a major shift in our approach to the role of human rights in driving sustainable development. Development must be about more than just measures of poverty and increasing financial resources - it must be about advancing human dignity.

Music Builds Peace One Day at a Time

Jeremy Gilley | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jeremy Gilley

Music has always played a vital role championing social causes; whether through bringing musicians together to challenge injustice, raise funds for the disadvantaged or, in fact, to demonstrate to the world a rich and vibrant culture that is under threat.

Why Is Coca Cola Trying to Bambooze the Public Over the Causes of the Obesity Crisis?

Lord Darzi | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lord Darzi

The soft drinks giant has seen a growing movement around the world against consumption of sugary beverages and is now recruiting prominent scientists as part of its fight back. Their message is that obesity is not caused by the foods or drinks we are consuming, it is caused by our failure to balance those foods with exercise. This is a transparent attempt to confuse people about the real drivers of the obesity epidemic.

Coca Cola Funds Scientists Sharing A Controversial Health Message About Sugary Drinks

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Just weeks after an infographic about what Coca Cola does to your body went viral, the fizzy-drink giant has made headlines once again - but this time...

Hey Coke, Fancy Saving the World?

Sophie Deal | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Sophie Deal

Coke released its first global ad in 1971. I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke featured a group of stoned-looking teenagers singing a song of peace and togetherness on a hilltop. It was one of the most successful ads in history. Buy The World A Hope aims to recreate that same feeling of unity and altruism, but this time for a real cause. Saving the planet.

How Diet Coke Affects Your Body In 60 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People watching their weight will often reach for a Diet Coke in a bid to "be good" and cut down their sugar intake, but is this type of beverage all ...

Cancer-Curing Farts And Flying Unicorns: What REALLY Happens To Your Body One Hour After Drinking Coke

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Comedy

When we published a list of things that happen to your body after you consume the world's favourite soft drink, everyone went nuts for it. Some couldn...

How Coca Cola Affects Your Body In 60 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We all know Coca Cola is laden with sugar and that, at a push, you could use it to clean your toilet. But it's a bit of a mystery as to what it does t...

The NUS Play at Geopolitics Because Listening to Students Is Hard Work

Gregor Smith | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

There are plenty of reasons not to like the government of Israel. But to think that Coca-Cola are big players in a territory dispute is silly, and to think that boycotting them will do a great deal of damage to the Israeli government is naïve.

The Unhearing Ventriloquism of the NUS

David Browne | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Rather than cast themselves as the ventriloquist's dummy to speak what is input by regular students, they instead wish to be the ventriloquist, and substitute the voices of ordinary students for their own.