Archive for September, 2010

Captaincullet.com Launches New Website Design and Virtual Program

Published: 30 September 2010
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

To expand the reach of the Captain Cullet and the Little Gob o’ Glass education program, Verallia North America launched a new website design and a “virtual” glass recycling program at CaptainCullet.com. The primary message is the difference one person can make when they recycle their glass bottles and jars.

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Community Glass Container Recycling Drives Get Results

Published: 29 September 2010
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

Anchor Glass Container collected 17 tons of glass for bottle-to-bottle recycling during Recycle Glass Week! O-I employees at the North American Headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, collected an impressive 4 tons of glass bottles and jars for closed-loop recycling—exceeding their goal. And, Rocky Mountain Bottle Company collected nearly a ton of glass over 10 days in and around the Wheat Ridge, Colorado area, which was enough to meet the company’s goal and trigger a $1000 donation to the United Way! Based on these results, they are also working to make the glass-only recycling bin in Westminster, Colorado, permanent.

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Heinz Awards Recognize Frederick Vom Saal, BPA Researcher

Published: 28 September 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Associated Press” reports this year’s Heinz Awards recognized 10 people for their work with environmental challenges, including Frederick vom Saal, of Columbia, Mo., for discovering that exposure to common chemicals such as bishphenol A (BPA) can cause health problems. Vom Saal’s work reportedly resulted in most stores removing items containing BPA, such as some baby bottles, from shelves.

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New Study Finds Human Exposure to BPA is Grossly Underestimated

Published: 27 September 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Greenwire” reports Americans are likely to be exposed at higher levels than previously thought to bisphenol A (BPA), a compound that mimics hormones important to human development and is found in more than 90 percent of people in the United States, according to new research. U.S. EPA says it is OK for humans to […]

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Beauty Brands Say Farewell to Plastic Packaging

Published: 24 September 2010
Category: Organic Products in Glass, Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling, Sustainability

According to “Stylelist,” two of the beauty industry’s biggest players—Whole Foods and Procter & Gamble—are passing new regulations for sustainable and recyclable packaging. The new Whole Foods regulations go into effect this month and mandate that suppliers use packaging materials that are easily reused or recycled, are non-toxic, and that they switch from plastic to […]

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Whole Foods Encourages Body Care Suppliers to Switch to Glass When Possible

Published: 23 September 2010
Category: Organic Products in Glass, Recycling, Sustainability

Whole Foods Market has implemented new responsible packaging guidelines for all of its more than 2,100 body care and supplement suppliers companywide and, to spearhead the change, has switched to post-consumer recycled (PCR) content bottles for several of its store-brand supplements and body care products. The guidelines mandate that suppliers reduce the use of plastic […]

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Americans Rally for Recycling During GPI’s Second-Annual Recycle Glass Week

Published: 22 September 2010
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

The Glass Packaging Institute’s (GPI) second-annual Recycle Glass Week, held September 12 – 18, united communities across the U.S. with glass container manufacturers, suppliers, and recyclers around local events to build awareness and boost glass bottle recycling. With 55 awareness activities in 20 states, Recycle Glass Week created buzz across the country that recycling glass bottles and jars has powerful environmental and energy saving benefits.

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New Study Links Both BPA and Phthalates to Obesity

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

“Environmental Health News” reports two widely used chemicals, bisphenol A (BPA) and benzyl butyl phthalates, are implicated in obesity after they reacted with specially-made cells and influenced fat cell development and fat storage—two underlying factors in weight gain—according to a new study published in Biotechnology Letters. BPA is found in a variety of consumer […]

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Clears the Air About Food Safety Legislation

Published: 17 September 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

Through “Politico,” Senator Dianne Feinstein responds to Bob Baar’s—former presidential candidate and member of the U.S. House of Representatives—piece on her legislation to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from children’s products, discussing her stance on and request for an amendment to the food safety bill. Feinstein notes more than 200 scientific studies have shown that […]

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Friends of Glass Honorees Revealed Today!

Published: 16 September 2010
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

GPI honors a website, hospitality organization, community, and best friends of glass for making innovative and significant efforts to promote or participate in glass container recycling. Find out who the honorees are and what they’re doing to make a difference!

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