In Britain on Saturday (October 30), a protest with a difference -- when about 150 anti-pollution demonstrators dumped thousands of nonreturnable bottles on the doorstep of a company promoting the sale of the bottles.
GV Bottle protesters on march
GV ZOOM in.. demonstrators through West End streets
CU Sign ZOOM, BACK.. Schweppes sign on railings as demonstrators pass
SV Marchers with barrow-load of empty bottles
CU Sign 'Schweppes House'
SV's bottles stacked in doorway (3 shots)
CU Slogans on banners posted up
SV More bottles unloaded and spread out at door (3 shots)
SV Bottles in doorway
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Background: In Britain on Saturday (October 30), a protest with a difference -- when about 150 anti-pollution demonstrators dumped thousands of nonreturnable bottles on the doorstep of a company promoting the sale of the bottles. The company is Cadbury-Schweppes, which manufactures soft drinks and sells them in disposable bottles. In the past, the drinks were sold in returnable bottles on which a deposit was charged -- so ensuring that a large number would be 'sold' back to the company for further use.
There have been increasing protests about non-returnable bottles littering the towns and countryside of Britain, and Saturday's protest -- shown in this film -- was claimed by the demonstrators to be a stepping-up of the campaign to try and persuade the company to use returnable bottles once more.