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Coca-Cola gave L.A. residents 'free' rain barrels. What's the catch?
Coca-Cola gave L.A. residents 'free' rain barrels. What's the catch?

I like recycling. I like innovative solutions to California’s drought. And I like ice cold Coca-Cola. So I figured I’d love Mayor Eric Garcetti’s announcement last week that the city will provide 1,000 free rain collection barrels -- and workshops on how to use them -- to residents around the city in partnership with Coca-Cola and Keep Los Angeles Beautiful. Rain collection in the parched L.A.!  Now there’s a long overdue idea.  And yeah, it’s mildly dystopian that the donated materials are recycled 55-gallon corn syrup barrels, the sketchy ingredient in the company's sugary drinks, but beggars can’t be choosers, right? Judging...

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