Archive for February, 2008

Canadians Drive Demand for Glass

Published: 21 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to Toronto’s “Globe and Mail,” scientific reports and tests that have shown the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can leach from baby bottles and may be harmful to children has contributed to a boom in sales of bisphenol A-free baby bottles. Glass bottles have also reportedly been selling out across Canada from increasing consumer […]

Read More ››

BPA Allegedly has “Neurotoxic Effects”

Published: 21 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

“Environmental Science and Technology” reports new research from the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Communication Services found that hot liquids increase leaching of bisphenol A from polycarbonate plastics. BPA is reportedly an “endocrine disrupter” and has neurotoxic effects. Link to Full Article

Read More ››

Plastic Containers Need Federal Regulation and Better Labeling

Published: 20 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

According to the “Houston Chronicle,” plastics products that contain chemicals such as phthalates should be federally regulated and better labeled to reflect what is in the products that are used by consumers, especially children. More than 80 percent of chemicals found in household have reportedly never been tested for safety on humans. Phthalates […]

Read More ››

Are Plastics Poisoning Us?

Published: 19 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

The “Montreal Gazette” reports polycarbonate plastic has been raising health concerns, predominantly over the alleged sex-mimicking hormone bisphenol A, as chemicals “from the plastic will contaminate you.” Some people allegedly believe that plastics are slowly poisoning us. The “Gazette” reports that although some plastics products may contain chemicals that may have negative effects […]

Read More ››

Minneapolis TV Station: “No End Markets” for Many Plastic Products

Published: 18 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling, Sustainability

According to Minneapolis KARE 11 TV, plastics products with recycle numbers three through six—such as plastic food wrap, grocery bags, plastics food containers with lids and yogurt containers—are ending up in landfills because there are reportedly “no end markets for those plastics.” Plastic products with recycle number seven—such as those used to make reusable […]

Read More ››

Every Piece of Plastic Manufactured is “Still Out There Somewhere”

Published: 18 February 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling, Sustainability

The UK’s “Independent” newspaper reports there is a vast expanse of debris stretching from Hawaii to Japan in the northern Pacific Ocean, called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or the North Pacific Gyre. According to an expert, unless consumers cut back on their use of disposable plastics, the “plastic stew” of garbage will double […]

Read More ››

“Baby’s Toxic Bottle” Study Finds Plastic Leaches BPA

Published: 15 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

According to the “Bergen County Record,” a new study, “Baby’s Toxic Bottle,” recently tested six major brands of polycarbonate plastic bottles and found when they are heated during normal use, they leach bisphenol A (BPA), a “hormone-disrupting chemical that has produced adverse effects in animals.” Link to Full Article

Read More ››

Plastic Containers Under Increasing Scrutiny

Published: 15 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

“The Ottawa Citizen” reports after 60 years of keeping a low profile, plastic containers are coming under increasing scrutiny after reports have surfaced that bisphenol A (BPA), a component in some plastics, may be harming people, especially babies and fetuses, by leaking out of plastics containers. BPA is reportedly found in the liners of […]

Read More ››

Health Groups Call for “Moratorium” on the use of BPA

Published: 14 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

“TIME” reports a “consortium of North American environmental and health groups released a paper Thursday showing that many major-brand baby bottles leach bisphenol A, and is now calling for a moratorium on the use of the compound — used to make polycarbonate plastic — in food and beverage containers.” According to the article, researchers […]

Read More ››

BPA Concerns Lead Parents to Glass Bottles

Published: 14 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

“ABC World News” reports after a new study released findings that baby bottles release the potentially harmful chemical bisphenol A (BPA) when heated, parents are becoming increasingly concerned over potentially toxic baby bottles. According to the article, some parents have decided to play it safe and are choosing glass bottles. Link to Full Article

Read More ››