Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Boycotting the Kochs

If you haven't been paying attention, the Koch brothers are horrible, horrible business leaders who like to throw their billions of dollars at promoting pollution, denying health insurance, and generally promoting the sort of politicians that make the Tea Party look moderate. I don't want to give them my money and I'm betting that you wouldn't either if you knew them. But you never see commercials for Koch stores, so how exactly do they make money? Well, here's a depressingly large list of businesses and products that they own.

Koch Industry Gasoline:
-Union 76

American Greetings
-Angel Soft
-Angel Soft Ultra
-Brawny paper towels
-Dixie products
-Insulair cups
-Mardis Gras napkins
-Perfect Touch cups, paper products
-Quilted Northern
-Sparkle paper towels
-Vanity Fair napkins & paper towels
-Zee Napkins

Georgia-Pacific Products:
-Angel Soft toilet paper
-Brawny paper towels
-Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
-Mardi Gras napkins and towels
-Quilted Northern toilet paper
-Soft ‘n Gentle toilet paper
-Sparkle napkins
-Vanity fair napkins
-Zee napkins

Georgia Pacific Building products:
-Dense Armor Drywall and Decking
-ToughArmor Gypsum board
-Georgia pacific Plytanium Plywood
-Densglass sheathing
-G/P Industrial plasters
-Agricultural Plaster
-Arts & Crafts Plaster
-Dental Plaster
-General Purpose Plaster
-Glass-reinforced Gypsum (GRG),etc.

Georgia-Pacific Office products
-Spectrum paper
-Georgia-Pacific's enMotion paper towel dispenser
-Georgia-Pacific's engineered lumber

-INVISTA’s PET polymer is used in oxygen-sensitive packaging for food and beverages.
-ADI-PURE® Adipic Acid
-ANTRON® Carpet Fiber
-C12™ Intermediates
-COOLMAX® Fabric
-CORDURA® Fabric
-DACRON® Fiberfill
-DYTEK® Idea Intermediates
-FLEXISOLV® Solvent Solutions
-LYCRA® Fiber
-LYCRA HyFit® Fiber
-OXYCLEAR® Barrier Resin
-PHENREZ® resin
-POLARGUARD® fiber and
-SENZAA™ Additive
-SOLARMAX® fabric
-SOMERELLE® bedding products
-SUPPLEX® Fabric
-TACTEL® Fiber
-TACTESSE® carpet fiber
-TECGEN® Garments
-TERATE® Polyols
-TERATHANE® Polyether Glycol
-TERRIN™ Polyols
-TORZEN® PA66 Resin

Koch Fertilizer Company's AGROTAIN® nitrogen stabilizer fertilizer products are used around the world to improve nitrogen efficiency and enhance crop productions.

And, with that huge, impossible to memorize list I suppose I should point you to the Buycott app. You can pick your cause and it'll create a list of companies you should support or not depending on your pet cause. You can scan products in the store and determine if they're on your list.

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