Archive for February, 2006

Long term health risks and huge byproduct waste from PET bottled water

Published: 15 February 2006
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS

This article from The New York Times (2/15/2006) reports on Americans’ unquenchable thirst for bottled water since the mid 1970’s and the “huge amount of byproduct associated with bottled water.” Unfortunately there are enduring problems with these growth rates, as the Container Recycling Institute reports that 90 percent of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) water bottles […]

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PET bottled water - Pouring resources down the drain?

Published: 14 February 2006
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS

The Herald reports (2/14/06) on the excessive consumption and prices of polyethylene terephthalate bottled water, saying that it costs more to buy the product in the U.S. than it does to pump the same volume of gasoline into a car tank. The article claims that despite arguements that bottled water can cost up to […]

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Disease rates are on the rise, is it because of all the chemicals we digest?

Published: 14 February 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

The article “Pollution in People,” reported by the Ottawa Citizen, makes the link between chemicals we ingest at birth and the increased rates of disease. According to the article, “Infants start life polluted with PCBs, pesticides and 200 industrial chemicals. Rocket fuel laces their mother’s breast milk. Carcinogens, hormone disruptors and the chemicals used […]

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Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Published: 6 February 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image Newman’s Own Organics recently added two new items to its line of “great tasting food that happens to be organic” - Newman’s Own Organics Balsamic Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The Balsamic Vinegar is available in 8.5 oz. and 17-oz. glass bottles, while the Extra Virgin Olive Oil is available in 17-oz. and 25-oz. glass bottles.

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Amy’s Fire Roasted Vegetable & Spicy Chipotle Salsas

Published: 6 February 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image After introducing three salsas - Mild, Medium and Black Bean & Corn - with enormous success, Amy’s responded to customer requests for spicier salsa varieties. The result is two new salsas made with organic vine-ripened sweet tomatoes. The first, Fire Roasted Vegetable, is a medium hot salsa. The second, Spicy Chipotle, is an organic salsa perfect for those who like their salsa, “hot, hot, hot.” Both varieties are packaged in 17.5-oz. glass jars that feature Mexican-inspired textile patterns on cut and stack labeling.

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