Archive for May, 2010

What’s the problem with plastic bottled water?

Published: 31 May 2010
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

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For Safety, Consumers trust Glass

Published: 28 May 2010
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations, Sustainability

Health conscious (87%) and environmentally conscious (83%) American consumers trust glass bottles and jars to protect their foods and beverages and themselves from harmful chemicals often found in alternative packaging materials, according to a survey of one thousand Americans conducted by Opinion Research for the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI).

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Top 10 Reasons to Recycle Glass

Published: 27 May 2010
Category: Organic Products in Glass, Recycling, Sustainability

Check out the top 10 reasons to recycle glass bottles and jars! Number 10: Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours or power a computer for 30 minutes. That’s just one glass bottle.

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Celestial Kombucha

Published: 26 May 2010
Category: Organic Products in Glass

2010-05-11The secret of the fermented tea called Kombucha has been passed down for more than two thousand years. Celestial Kombucha is an effervescent elixir that combines pure, raw and organic Kombucha with tantalizing fruit flavors. The five varieties include: Meyer Lemon Ginger, Superfruit, Berry Guava, Pomelo Citrus and Tropical Blend. The new organic drinks are available in 16 oz. glass bottles.

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Participate in the Recycle e-hunt - Chance to win prizes!

Published: 25 May 2010
Category: Recycling

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) has launched its Recycle Glass Week e-hunt, an online virtual scavenger hunt aimed to educate consumers about the importance of glass container recycling. Little Bottle, an animated character created by Saint-Gobain Containers, will guide recycling enthusiasts, glass lovers, and green people everywhere, through this easy, seven-riddle online scavenger hunt for […]

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Pregnant Women Should Limit Intake of Canned Foods

Published: 24 May 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“USA Today” reports pregnant women should limit their intake of canned foods and drinks, according to a report that finds 92% of food from metal cans is contaminated with an estrogen-like chemical called bisphenol A (BPA). “Fresh fruits and vegetables may be more expensive, but I believe that the risk is too high not […]

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Plastic Ingredient BPAF, BPA’s “Twin on Steroids,” May Have Potent Effects

Published: 21 May 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Science News,” another plastics ingredient, bisphenol AF (BPAF), which is being dubbed the “twin” of bisphenol A (BPA), may have more potent hormone effects than BPA in altering the effects of steroid hormones such as estrogens in the body. The unusual way that BPAF blocks some estrogen actions and fosters others “could […]

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Public Health Regulators Fear BPA may be Replaced with More Dangerous Chemical

Published: 20 May 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“The Boston Globe” reports a proposal by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s administration to ban baby bottles and toddler sippy cups containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical suspected of hampering childhood development, is drawing scrutiny from public health regulators, who expressed worries that the plastic ingredient might be replaced with something more dangerous. Under the […]

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O-I Offers New “Lean+Green” Wine Bottles

Published: 19 May 2010
Category: Organic Products in Glass, Recycling, Sustainability

O-I recently announced the launch of its lightest-ever North American wine bottle, which is up to 27 percent lighter than similar wine bottles. The 750 mL lightweight claret and burgundy bottles are part of O-I’s global Lean+Green initiative to create strong, durable, yet lighter bottles using advanced manufacturing techniques. Use of O-I’s lightweight bottles […]

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Annie’s Naturals - A New Look!

Published: 17 May 2010
Category: Organic Products in Glass

2010-05-02Annie’s Naturals is introducing a new look. Annie’s has updated the entire line of dressings with new illustrations that creatively bring each flavor to life. The new bright green neckbands with a fresh white background complete the transformation on each 8 oz. glass bottle. The much-loved recipes remain the same.

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