Archive for December, 2009

Filip Organic Vodka

Published: 30 December 2009
Category: Organic Products in Glass

0912-01Filip Vodka is 100% USDA certified organic vodka. Made from organic winter wheat, it is imported from the piedmont region of Northern Italy. Filip Vodka is micro distilled and packaged in a handcrafted 750 mL frosted glass bottle. This new spirit is one of the purest on the market, containing no sugars or preservatives.

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French Researchers Find Exposure to BPA Affects Intestinal Function

Published: 28 December 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

Researchers at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (IRNA-Toulouse) have demonstrated for the first time that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) affects intestinal function. They have also shown how pre- and post-natal exposure of test animals to BPA can weaken their adult intestinal barrier function. BPA, a component of many plastic food containers, is […]

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Epigenetic Research Takes Aim at Cancer, Autism, and BPA

Published: 23 December 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Washington Post,” Duke University’s Randy Jirtle is conducting research that might have meaning for many human illnesses, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, and autism. He has made one mouse brown and one yellow by altering their epigenetics in utero through diet. Toxicologists are also studying chemicals in plastics, such as phthalates and bisphenol […]

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Canada to Host Meeting on BPA Use and Safety

Published: 21 December 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“CanWest News Service” reports Canada will play host to a World Health Organization meeting of health experts October 2010 to discuss bisphenol A (BPA), the hormone-disrupting chemical often used in food packaging. The meeting will take place two years after Canada became the first country to formally declare BPA hazardous to human health.

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New Canadian Study Finds BPA Harms Developing Fetus

Published: 18 December 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Montreal Gazette,” a new study conducted by researchers at the Universite de Sherbrooke have shown that Bisphenol A (BPA) — an industrial chemical used in many plastics — harms stem cells in the placenta that nourish the fetus. The Sherbrooke study raises concerns that BPA might be causing irrevocable damage even […]

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Head of Primary Agency Studying BPA Safety says People Should Avoid Chemical

Published: 16 December 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” reports the head of the primary federal agency studying the safety of bisphenol A (BPA) said last Friday that people should avoid ingesting the chemical—especially pregnant women, infants and children. “There are plenty of reasonable alternatives,” said Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the […]

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According to Packaging World, “Glass and organics make a good team”

Published: 15 December 2009
Category: Organic Products in Glass, Recycling, Sustainability

“Packaging World” reports “glass and organics make a good team” because of its premium image, quality, recyclability, and ability to offer “excellent barrier protection without any concern about potentially dangerous chemicals leaking into the product.” According to the article, consumers who opt for organic products often care about the purity of their products and […]

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UK Sets Glass Packaging Recycling Target

Published: 14 December 2009
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling, Studies/State & Federal Regulations, Sustainability

According to “Packaging Gateway,” the UK has set targets, which would reflect the relative carbon savings from open or closed loop processes, for businesses to recycle glass packaging. The targets are aimed to create more incentives for more glass to be sent to be re-melted. Future actions would include higher targets for aluminum […]

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EPA Considers Financial Incentives to Address Stagnation of Recycling Rates

Published: 11 December 2009
Category: Recycling, Studies/State & Federal Regulations, Sustainability

“Waste Business Journal” reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering financial incentives to address the stagnation of municipal recycling rates including measures in the Senate climate change bill and assisting communities to adopt more sustainable funding mechanisms for their programs. There are reportedly several ways EPA could increase recycling, including provisions in […]

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Retailers Demand Answers on Chemical Risks in Everyday Products

Published: 10 December 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

“Business Week” reports retailers are demanding vigilance against worrisome chemicals, such as bisphenol A (BPA), in containers, foods, toys, and other goods. In animal studies, BPA has been linked to prostate damage, lower sperm counts, and the possibility of cancer.

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