Archive for May, 2006

We All Have It… So, how bad is it?

Published: 31 May 2006
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

According to a story in the LA Times from May 31, 2006, “The chemical, bisphenol A or BPA, is used in the manufacturing of hard, polycarbonate plastic of baby bottles, microwave cookware and other consumer goods and has been detected in nearly every human body tested.”

The story talks about the link of these chemicals to […]

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Macho female mice and bisphenol A

Published: 14 May 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

This article from NewScientist.com asks the question, “When does a female mouse behave like a male?” And the answer the article gives is, “when you give it small doses of bisphenol A, a chemical that mimics the hormone oestrogen.”

The article titles bisphenol A as a “gender bender,” which “masculinises the brains of female mice” […]

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Cindy’s Kitchen All Natural Dressings

Published: 6 May 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image Cindy’s Kitchen All Natural Dressings are made with fresh, all natural, organic ingredients. Each dressing flavor is enriched with Omega-3 oils using OmegaPure(TM), a taste-free, odorless fish oil. Cindy’s Kitchen All Natural Dressings are packaged in 16 oz. glass bottles and are sold in the refrigerated produce section.

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Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine

Published: 6 May 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image Piedmont Distilleries recently designed and bottled their premium Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine, which is packaged in a 750 mL glass bottle that is made to resemble the XXX jug with which the word “moonshine” is typically associated. The company updated the Southern classic with a sleek ceramic coated bottle and the design elements are meant to communicate to consumers that this alcoholic beverage is “specialty crafted,” “private batch,” and “triple distilled” moonshine. The opaque, cream-colored enamel with the organic ACL printing on top gives the bottle an impressive retro feel.

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Consumers, officials struggle with recycling solution for ubiquitous bags

Published: 3 May 2006
Category: Recycling

Here is another plastic recycling problem, this time out of California:

According to this article, consumers and officials struggle with a recycling solution for ubiquitous bags. Unless you’ve memorized the rules for residential recycling, you might think you’re helping the planet every time you toss a plastic grocery bag into a curbside container.

But you would be […]

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