Archive for July, 2010

Massachusetts Town Bans Bottled Water

Published: 30 July 2010
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

CBS News reports 82-year-old Jean Hill of Concord, Mass., proposed a resolution to ban the selling of still water in plastic bottles in her town. Hill is most concerned about the “trashing of our planet.” According to CBS, only 27 percent of used plastic water bottles are recycled, while the rest are thrown […]

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BPA Found in Paper Receipts at Levels Higher than in Cans for Food

Published: 29 July 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Washington Post,” a new analysis by an environmental group suggests Americans are being exposed to the controversial plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) through another, surprising route: paper receipts. Lawmakers and health experts are already wrestling over whether the chemical should be banned from food and beverage containers. The Environmental Working […]

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Lakewood Organic Dragon Fruit Juice

Published: 28 July 2010
Category: Organic Products in Glass

2010-07-11Lakewood Organic is introducing a line of 100% juices featuring dragon fruit juice. The line is available in Black Dragon, a blend of black currant, dragon fruit and acai juice; Red Dragon, including pomegranate, dragon fruit and goji juice; and Blue Dragon, featuring blueberry, dragon fruit and lychee juice. The juices are USDA certified organic and are packaged in 32 oz. glass bottles.

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Plastic Vessel Makes Trans-Pacific Voyage to Raise Awareness about Ocean Pollution

Published: 27 July 2010
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling, Sustainability

Earth911.com reports a vessel, called the Plastiki, made from 12,500 reclaimed plastic soda bottles has reached Sydney after its 11,000 nautical mile trans-Pacific voyage to raise awareness about the health of oceans, heavily polluted by plastic debris and at risk from over-fishing, and to showcase waste as a resource and demonstrate real world solutions through […]

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Whole Foods Requires “Organic” Personal Care Products be Third-Party Certified

Published: 26 July 2010
Category: Organic Products in Glass, Sustainability

Earth911.com reports in response to the onslaught of organic personal care products on the market, Whole Foods Market has recently announced that to be sold in its stores all personal care products making “organic” claims must be third-party certified. Under the new guideline, all products making an organic product claim, such as “organic body lotion,” […]

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Mexican Coca-Cola Applauded for Use of Real Sugar and Glass Packaging

Published: 23 July 2010
Category: Organic Products in Glass

“The Grand Rapids Press” reports Mexican Coca-Cola, now widely available in the Grand Rapids area, is a hit; fans say drinking from a cold glass bottle and using cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup are two reasons for the beverage’s likability.

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Sen. Feinstein Accused of Holding up Food Safety Bill with BPA Ban Inclusion

Published: 22 July 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Washington Post,” some house democrats, including Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), are accusing Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) of holding up Senate action on a landmark food safety bill that easily passed the House on a bipartisan vote last July. The measure was allegedly headed for easy passage in Senate until the spring, […]

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Bonterra Organic Riesling

Published: 21 July 2010
Category: Organic Products in Glass

2010-07-02Bonterra, the number one producer of California wine, is introducing a new addition to its line of organic wines. The Riesling features aromas of white flowers, apple, pear, peach and honey, balanced with a classic Riesling spice. The new varietal is available in a 750 mL glass bottle with 100% post-consumer waste label.

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Call for BPA Ban Threatens Food Safety Bill

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

The “San Francisco Chronicle” reports Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s insistence that a sweeping food safety bill include a ban on bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical widely used to line food cans, threatens a top White House priority. If she succeeds, the food and chemical industries have promised to defeat the food safety bill, which would expand […]

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Advocates Urge Senate to Pass Food Safety Bill

Published: 19 July 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Washington Post” reports a year after House Democrats and Republicans overwhelmingly approved legislation to improve food safety, public health advocates are growing frustrated that the Senate has yet to take up the bill. A coalition of food safety groups tried to turn up the pressure last week on Senate Majority Leader Harry M. […]

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