Plastic sales plummet as “Plastic Phobia” hits in Asia

Published: 19 September 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

According to the Asian news publication, Cho Sun, many people are experiencing “plastic phobia” after a SBS broadcast on environmental hormones on September 10 and September 17. According to the article, the show says, “Environmental hormones in plastic products can cause menstrual cramps, genital abnormalities and precocious puberty. Heating nursing bottles made of polycarbonate generates an environmental hormone called Bisphenol A.”

The article goes on to say, “Already sales of plastic products are affected, and glass is booming … by contrast, sales of plastic containers, which usually stood at W220-230 million, dropped below the W200 million mark.”

And switching to glass entirely may not be out of reach in the future …

“Stopping using all kinds of plastic products right now is not a realistic option, but gradually decreasing their use is feasible.”

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