The first Friends of the Earth group in Australia formed at Adelaide University in 1972. The group campaigned on issues including waste, pollution, and nuclear tests.
The group staged a high profile campaign against multinational company Coca Cola. Following this a public relations firm infiltrated the Adelaide group and encouraged them to stop campaigning against steel company BHP. As a result BHP gave them $3,900 to make a film about recycling, which the Adelaide group turned into an exposé of the company itself.
State Library of South Australia, PRG 1491/25/51