Archive for October, 2007

Plastic Bottled Water Is “very bad for the planet’s health”

Published: 16 October 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling

According to the Times-Record Herald, “bottled water is actually very bad for the planet’s health.” The Herald reports more than 1.5 million tons of plastic are used to produce PET, the plastic reportedly in water bottles, and the “manufacturing processes that produce PET cause serious emissions, affecting both the environment and human health.” […]

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Some Plastic Bottles Get “Eco-Boot”

Published: 15 October 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

MACLEANS reports some plastic bottles are getting the “eco-boot” as consumers are turning to metal bottles for a “safer, greener—and cooler—way to hydrate.” The consumer change reportedly comes from studies that have found a chemical in the polycarbonate plastic, bisphenol A (BPA), may cause reproductive abnormalities, neurological disorders, prostate cancer and pre-cancerous breast tissue. Link […]

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The Possible Deadly Effects of Plastics Garbage on Endangered Species

Published: 10 October 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

National Public Radio (NPR) reports on the deadly effect of plastic debris and garbage on exotic and endangered species, such as Laysan albatross, in the remote Midway Atoll islands in the middle of the Pacific. The plastics debris reportedly comes from cities and towns all around the Pacific Ocean, and Laysan albatross parents will […]

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Environmental Reports Have Adverse Effects on Plastic Bottled Water Companies

Published: 9 October 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS

Advertising Age reports industry bottled water leaders—such as Nestlé, Coke, and Pepsi—are allegedly facing backlash and are reportedly struggling to protect their $16 billion industry after a plethora of media headlines have emerged about the “environmental impact of plastic water bottles.” Many Americans are reportedly taking notice. According to Advertising Age, a Google […]

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Mothers Switch from Polycarbonate Plastic Baby Bottles Due to BPA Concerns

Published: 8 October 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

Birmingham News reports mothers are increasingly shopping for non-plastic baby bottles, as recent news reports have surfaced noting that certain types of plastics used to make baby bottles can release chemicals, such as bisphenol A (BPA), that are potentially harmful to human health. Polycarbonate plastic allegedly leaches BPA, which has been linked to reproductive […]

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BPA Researcher Urges Pregnant Women to Avoid Exposure to Bisphenol A

Published: 3 October 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

According to Science News, bisphenol A (BPA), used to make polycarbonate plastics including baby bottles and water cooler bottles, is reportedly one of the highest-volume chemicals in production, and allegedly “inevitably leaches into foods and people’s mouths, such that traces of the chemical now show up in everyone’s body.” According to Randy Jirtle of […]

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Plastics Chemicals May Affect Babies’ Cell “Programming”

Published: 2 October 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

US News reports the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), used in the manufacturing of certain plastics products including baby bottles, “is especially bad for babies,” as exposure to certain toxic chemicals can disrupt the delicate process of cell “programming.” BPA can allegedly mimic the hormone estrogen, interfering with hormone levels and cell signaling systems. […]

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Plastics Reportedly Take Around 1,000 Years to Biodegrade

Published: 1 October 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling

According to the Frederick News Post, reusing plastic water bottles bottles may not be healthy, as they may break down and leach chemicals, such as bisphenol A (BPA), into the water. The article further reports about “40 percent of bottled water is really filtered tap water,” and plastics allegedly take a heavy toll on […]

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