Jan 30, 2014

Yoplait Update

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Excellent news - our petition, urging General Mills to change the design of the original Yoplait cup so it's less hazardous to wildlife, has received over 19,000 signatures, and counting!!! 

Keep up the good work - encouraging others to sign the change.org petition, HERE.



Stay tuned - we're about to take this campaign to a higher level. In the meantime, we launched a dedicated Facebook page, HERE. So, if you FB, please LIKE us and SHARE!




Want to do more to help this campaign succeed?

We're going to need content for our new web page and video channel - images from people like you.

Maybe you'll host a costume party and have your friends dress up as animals with their heads stuck in Yoplait containers, or organize a neighborhood parade, or a demonstration, or maybe you'll write a poem or make a music video about why General Mills needs to discontinue the hazardous cup design.

Help send a clear message to General Mills.

NO YOPLAIT! 

That's what the skunk would say!

So far, we haven't gotten much response from General Mills.

General Mills has answered inquiries with a canned response. Here's a sample from one of our supporters:
Dear Ms. *******: 
Thank you for contacting us about the Yoplait container.  
Yoplait also wants to protect and preserve wildlife – and we have supported efforts to help educate consumers about responsible disposal of food packaging.  
The “Don′t Trash Wildlife” message is to:  
Rinse and Recycle. Rinse all recyclable glass and plastic containers to remove any food remnants or odors. Even containers you′re going to throw away should be thoroughly rinsed before disposal to avoid attracting wildlife to your trash.  
Cut and Crush.Plastic containers should be cut and/or crushed before you put them in your garbage or recycling bin. 
Close and Cover.Make sure plastic food wrap is rinsed and contained inside a closed garage bag. Never throw plastic packaging in open trashcans.  Put garbage out for collection in plastic or metal trash containers with secure covers.  
We hope you will continue to use and enjoy our products.  
Sincerely, 
Rhonda Short, Consumer Services


GENERAL MILLS: WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY. 
WE ARE NOT GOING TO STOP UNTIL YOU 
DO AWAY WITH THE HARMFUL CUP DESIGN!

UNTIL THEN, NO YOPLAIT!