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Coca-Cola Is Doing An About Face, Thanks To Greenpeace Pressure!

Leslie Tander

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Single use plastic bottles are a scourge to the environment. If we had it our way, these bottles would no longer exist. The corporations that are responsible for providing them need to take a long look in the mirror. Why would any responsible company continue to manufacture these bottles? There is no reason to do so. The Coca-Cola Company is one of the main companies that we are pointing the finger at here.

They are not only responsible for the production of Coca-Cola beverages, they are also responsible for a wide range of other name brands that we consume on an everyday basis. If you drink Smart Water, Dasani or Minute Maid, these are all Coca-Cola products. This company is personally responsible for the creation of a staggering number of single use plastic bottles.

Can you believe that there are over 100 billion single usage plastic bottles being thrust into the environment each year….just off Coca-Cola alone!? This is insane to us. Now that millennial Americans are becoming more concerned with the effects of these plastic bottles, it is time to take a closer look at the manner in which we consume our favorite beverages each day.

In many instances, there are some simple changes that we are going to have to make if we are going to avoid the difficulties associated with these types of consumer decisions. According to studies, the average millennial is more than willing to put their money where their mouth is. They are ready to shell out extra, just to have access to more sustainable products over the long haul.

These are the sacrifices that we are going to have to make if we are going to avoid the environmental damages that are associated with our own decision making. No one can continue to do the same things that they have always done and reasonably expect different results. Now that the heat is being turned up, Coca-Cola is finally changing their ways.

Greenpeace is applying the pressure and Coca-Cola is here to listen. The Plastics Industry Association is actively working to maintain the status quo. Coca-Cola has decided, at long last, to leave this association. Pepsi is not going to be left in the dust when it comes to this association, either. The soda giant has already announced their plans to leave the Plastics Industry Association at a later date.

This association’s efforts are deplorable. They have already pressed a number of different states into avoiding the plastic bottle bans. Greenpeace has been lauding the decision that was made by Coca-Cola and we are, too. It gets tiring to watch corporations shirk their responsibilities to the environment. There is only so much that we can do on our own. 

Companies are often scared to take the first step publicly and this is understandable. However, now that major companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi are taking the initial steps, there is no reason to remain afraid. If you are anything like us, you are going to want to live in a world where sustainable beverage containers become the norm. They should never be an outlier and this is something that we believe in strongly.

Please be sure to share this great news with all of your friends and loved ones as soon as possible. We are glad that the top companies are finally taking the initiative to make these all important changes. After all, who wouldn’t want to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that our consumer choices are not hurting the planet? This is a victory for all of the consumers who are looking to make the necessary changes in their lives. 

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Surprise! 13-Foot Burmese Python Found in Unusual Spot in Florida

Leslie Tander

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What’s the most surprising thing you’ve come across on the road? Maybe you found a spare tire on the road before or perhaps even some clothes.

You can find all sorts of things over the course of your many travels along America’s roads, although it will be pretty hard to top what one man stumbled upon.

Nick Bishop, a native of Los Angeles, was traveling through Florida together with a friend when they spotted something peculiar. What they saw was a large shadow that looked like it was being cast by a big log.

According to this article from Story Trender, Bishop knew right away that it was not just a log that they were looking at however. Bishop, who goes by the nickname “Nick The Wrangler” and was actually in Florida at the time to look for diamondback rattlesnakes, said that he knew right away that there was a python nearby.

Still, Bishop did admit that he did not expect to find the python when he did. He noted that he did not expect pythons to move that far away from where they usually reside. At the time Bishop saw the python, he said that he was about 30 miles away from where those animals are typically found.

Bishop could not afford to stand in awe of the snake for too long though. He knew that there was a vehicle closing in and that he would have to act quickly if he wanted to save the python from a potentially gruesome fate.

A Dance with the Python

Bishop knew he had to act quickly if he was going to move the python to a safe location. That’s why he decided to take matters into his own hands.

This article from The Daily Mail features a video showing Bishop as he attempts to wrangle the enormous Burmese python.

In the video, you can see that Bishop immediately goes for the python’s tail. The python then responds with hostility to Bishop’s actions by hissing in his direction.

Undeterred, Bishop keeps trying to lift the python off the ground in order to get it to safety. The python is not very cooperative though and even lunges at Bishop with its fangs.

Bishop continues with his efforts to wrangle the python and he eventually wears the animal out. With the snake visibly exhausted, he grabs the head and finally places the python under his control. He celebrates his triumph over the python by giving it a kiss on the head.

The snake wrangler goes on to describe his encounter with the wayward Burmese python as one of the most exciting moments of his life. He also regards it as a gift from Mother Nature.

Following his encounter with the python, Bishop handed the animal over to the authorities so that it could be cared for properly.

Learning More about the Python

Surprisingly enough, the 13-foot serpent Bishop saw that day may actually be on the smaller side. Per National Geographic, some Burmese pythons can grow to over 23 feet in terms of length and weigh over 200 pounds.

When they are younger, Burmese pythons like to spend their time high up in the trees. That becomes more difficult for them as they mature however.

Burmese pythons usually eat birds and small mammals. They prey upon those animals by first suffocating them. Thanks to their stretchable jaws, a Burmese python can fit its suffocated prey entirely into its mouth.

Sadly, Burmese pythons are still being hunted down for their skin and flesh. They are also having a harder time finding places to live. Because of that, Burmese pythons have ended up on the threatened species list.

Hopefully, more people like Nick Bishop will show care for Burmese pythons so that they can thrive once more.

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Tales From the Road – Strange Photos Captured While Driving!

Lea Lomas

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J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote, “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.” Take a drive down the road and you never know what you might come across! Thanks to the prevalence of camera phones, we now have documentation of all the wild and weird stuff humans get up to while they are out and about. 

Keep on reading for 20 tales from the road and the strange images that tell their story!

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Hollywood Stars From Yesteryear: Where Are They Now?

Leslie Tander

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The movie industry is a fast-paced machine that is always bringing in new talent and leaving old talent behind. If you kept a close eye on Hollywood during the 70s and 80s, you probably saw stars rise and fall out of nowhere. Today, we are going to take a trip back in time to see just what happened to our favorite famous faces from the 70s and 80s!

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