Archive for April, 2008

Target Starts to Sell Glass Baby Bottles

Published: 24 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Organic Products in Glass, Packaging CONCERNS

The “Daily Green” reports using plastic baby bottles may not be the “safe” thing to do, as reports have surfaced that some plastic baby bottles contain the chemical bisphenol A, which may lead to neural and behavioral impacts in unborn babies, infants, and small children. Target has reportedly started to sell glass baby bottles […]

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More Retailers Phase Out BPA Products

Published: 24 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to “USA Today,” more retailers and legislators are working to phase out products that contain the potentially harmful plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) after Health Canada and the National Toxicology Program, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, found “some concern” that low levels of BPA cause changes in behavior and […]

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NYT Reports on Hard Questions for Hard Plastics Containing Bisphenol A

Published: 24 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes

The “New York Times” reports on common questions and answers about the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in clear plastic bottles, canned infant formula, food-storage containers, some clear plastic pitchers used for filtered water, refillable water bottles and the lining of soft-drink and food cans. The chemical has reportedly been shown […]

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Plastic Reportedly Comes with a Price

Published: 24 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “Washington Post” reports using plastic for convenience may come with a price. Many scientists and environmental advocates now believe man-made components in plastics — particularly a group of compounds called phthalates and another hormonally active chemical known as bisphenol A, or BPA — can leach harmful chemicals that get absorbed into our bodies. […]

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Does Plastic Trash End Up on our Plates?

Published: 24 April 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

“CBC News” reports the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a mass of trash twice the size of the continental United States that drifts off the Pacific coast, is full of 100 tons of discarded plastic. Plastic reportedly does not biodegrade, but rather photodegrades, which means it breaks into pieces. These plastic pieces reportedly soak […]

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O-I to Make Glass Baby Bottles to Meet Demand Resulting from Concern about Plastic Chemical BPA

Published: 23 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Organic Products in Glass, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “Toronto Globe and Mail” reports glass maker Owens-Illinois, Inc. (O-I), will start making glass baby bottles for the first time in two decades to meet demand that is swelling on concern over the potential hazards of bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic bottles. According to the article, demand will most likely intensify following Canadian […]

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The Profound Implications of Plastic Trash for our Future Environment

Published: 22 April 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

According to the UK’s “North Devon Journal,” plastic trash could “be around for centuries,” and this could have profound implications for our future environment. Nearly 90 percent of floating marine litter is reportedly plastic. About 40 percent of the plastic produced is allegedly single-use packaging, which are items that are used once and […]

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Health Canada Dubs Plastic Chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) “Toxic”

Published: 21 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “Ottawa Sun” reports in dubbing the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA), used in baby bottles and reusable water containers, “toxic” under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Health Minister Tony Clement helped the Canadian federal government take the first steps toward banning the chemical. According to Clement, the action was reportedly based on a […]

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“Plastic Water Bottles are an Ocean Menace”

Published: 18 April 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Sustainability

According to the “Santa Cruz Sentinel,” “Research shows that not only are plastic bottles bad for the environment [especially the ocean], but that they may present a health risk to the public as well.” A recent study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council concluded one-third of the 1,000 bottles of bottled water that […]

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BPA Could Reportedly Harm Children and Fetuses

Published: 18 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

“MSNBC” reports certain types of plastic containers can leach a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA), which can mimic the female hormone estrogen. According to the article, the chemical has been shown to cause all sorts of health problems ranging from infertility and obesity to several types of cancer in animal studies. BPA could […]

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