Archive for August, 2010

Earth911.com on Clever Uses for Beer Bottles

Published: 31 August 2010
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

Earth911.com provides some ideas for individuals who want to take recycling into their own hands, such as turning used glass beer bottles into houses, jewelry, glassware, candleholders, and chandeliers.

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“Cinderella’s Organic Housekeeping” Launches Cleaning Products in Glass

Published: 30 August 2010
Category: Organic Products in Glass

Cinderella’s Organic Housekeeping is a new company that offers fair trade, organic, eco-friendly cleaning products, all of which are packaged in glass. Cinderella’s is proud to offer consumers the first glass spray bottle in the cleaning industry complimented by glass concentrate refill bottles.

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Events Planned Across the Country for Recycle Glass Week, September 12-18

Published: 27 August 2010
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) is teaming up with Keep America Beautiful Inc. (KAB), the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization, to promote GPI’s Recycle Glass Week and KAB’s America Recycles Day, a nationally-recognized day for community-driven initiatives dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.

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Kanon Organic Vodka

Published: 26 August 2010
Category: Organic Products in Glass

2010-08-10Sweden’s Gripsholm Distillery has made its Kanon Organic Vodka available to the U.S. market. Kanon Organic Vodka is distilled from locally grown organic wheat and uses a unique organic distillation process. The vodka is packaged in a 750 mL bottle that is made from more than 60 percent recycled glass, and its distillery runs on wind and water power.

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Join the e-hunt! Win prizes during Recycle Glass Week!

Published: 25 August 2010
Category: Uncategorized

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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Environmental Health Perspectives’ Podcast: Fetal Basis of Adult Disease

Published: 24 August 2010
Category: Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

Environmental Health Perspectives’ Ashley Ahearn, host of The Researcher’s Perspective, interviews Deborah Cory-Slechta, professor of environmental medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, about the phenomenon known as the fetal basis of adult disease. New lines of research are now showing that prenatal exposures to certain chemicals may contribute to […]

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Canadian Study Finds BPA Present in 9-out-of-10 people; Highest Concentration found in Teens and Youth

Published: 23 August 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Toronto Globe and Mail” reports the Canadian Health Measures Survey conducted by Statistics Canada found that the vast majority of Canadians – more than nine out of 10 – have detectable levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in their urine, according to the first large-scale survey to track the amount of the estrogen-mimicking chemical in the […]

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Vows to Pursue Banning of BPA in Children’s Containers

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

According to the “New York Times,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) vowed to pursue a vote on banning bisphenol A (BPA) from children’s food and drink containers after negotiators reached a bipartisan deal on food safety legislation that lacked limits on the controversial chemical. The debate over how to address BPA, a man-made chemical added […]

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BPA Left Out of Senate Food Safety Compromise

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

“The Hill” reports a provision banning the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) was left out of a bipartisan food safety compromise unveiled last week by the Senate health panel. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the provision’s champion, said she would offer an amendment banning BPA from baby bottles, sippy cups, baby food and infant formula when […]

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Study Finds Girls as Young as Seven are Hitting Puberty; Possible Chemical Culprits

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

“USA Today” reports a new study shows American girls are hitting puberty earlier than ever — a change that puts them at higher risk for behavioral problems as adolescents and breast cancer as adults. A growing number of researchers are concerned about hormone-disrupting chemicals in the environment. Suspect chemicals include pesticides used in farms […]

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