Archive for June, 2008

Tizane© Beverages

Published: 30 June 2008
Category: Organic Products in Glass

Tizane© Beverages are the first 100% organic beverages featuring the unadulterated taste of botanicals. Using blue agave nectar to sweeten and enhance the botanicals, Tizane offers three exciting flavors: Jasmine, Lemongrass, and Hibiscus. All Tizane Beverages are packaged in 12 oz. recyclable, clear glass bottles.

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Plastic Debris along Alaska’s Outer Coast Threatens Wildlife

Published: 30 June 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS

According to the “New York Times,” along Alaska’s outer coast there are reportedly shores strewn with marine debris, most of which is plastic, and much of it crosses the Gulf of Alaska or even the Pacific Ocean to arrive there. The “New York Times” also reports in the pacific ocean, there is plastic debris, […]

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More Canadian Schools Look at Banning Bottled Water

Published: 30 June 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS

Canada’s “National Post” reports more Canadian schools are considering banning plastic bottled water from school vending machines as early as next year as school boards raise concerns about the environmental impact of all those billions of disposable containerss that don’t end up in the recycle bin.

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“Toxic chemicals: Consumers are the lab rats”

Published: 30 June 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Montreal Gazette” reports many western governments are initiating new chemical controls as part of an international Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management agreement signed in Dubai in 2006. The agreement was reportedly initiated by the realization that nearly every square inch of the planet is now contaminated to one degree or another with a […]

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Health Advocates Push for Bill to Protect Children from Developmentally Stunting Toxins

Published: 27 June 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

New Jersey’s “Courier Post” reports with the legislative session coming to a close, health and consumer advocates are urging Legislature to pass bills to protect children from carcinogenic and developmentally stunting toxins. The proposed bill would outlaw phthalates, chemicals used to coat baby food containers, as the chemicals are reportedly linked to penis deformities […]

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City of Miami Stops Spending Money on Bottled Water

Published: 26 June 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS

The “Miami Herald” reports the city of Miami has ordered officials to stop spending city money on bottled water in under two-liter containers as bottled water is increasingly coming under attack from environmental activists, who maintain tap water is better and bottled water is economically unsound and environmentally harmful.

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Economic Woes and Environmental Concerns Turn Americans to Tap Water

Published: 25 June 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS

The “Boston Globe” reports our current “lousy economy” may be accomplishing what environmentalists have been trying to do for years—get people to stop buying plastic bottled water and start using the tap again. Buying bottled water can reportedly cost one individual more than $400 per year. Americans’ concerns about the use of oil […]

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Higher Levels of Benzene, a Carcinogenic Compound, Reportedly Found in Soft Drinks Sold in Plastic Bottles than those Sold in Glass

Published: 25 June 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

Europe’s “Food Navigator” reports a new study that looks at benzene levels in different packaging for soft drinks sold in Belgium has found that some still have higher levels of the alleged carcinogen than drinking water. Benzene is a carcinogenic compound that is reportedly formed when two common ingredients in soft drinks, sodium benzoate […]

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Glass Industry Focuses on Advancing “Green” Practices

Published: 24 June 2008
Category: Sustainability

According to the “New York Times,” the glass manufacturing industry is looking at new ways to reduce the resources and energy used in making a wide range of everyday essentials. Glassmakers are reportedly searching for both small and large advances on three fronts: designing more efficient furnaces; creating much stronger glass; and using heat […]

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Sustainability is Here to Stay

Published: 23 June 2008
Category: Sustainability

According to the “Orlando Business Journal,” green and healthy products reportedly account for $209 billion in sales, but that figures may reach more than $400 billion by 2010, according to the Natural Marketing Institute. “Sustainability is here to stay, and clearly, our research shows that (green/healthy) consumers are important consumers for consumer products group […]

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