Archive for February, 2011

New Study Finds Concentrations of BPA Are Much Lower In Canadians Than Americans

Published: 28 February 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “HealthDay News,” a new study looked at bisphenol A (BPA) levels in Canadians and found that children and adolescents had the highest levels. The study also compared BPA concentrations in Canadians and Americans, and found they were much lower in Canadians. The report discusses some of the factors that might be behind these […]

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EU To Ban Six Chemicals In Household Plastics

Published: 25 February 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Eur Active” reports the European Union will ban six chemicals within three to five years. Among the compounds are three plastic softening phthalates, a musk fragrance, a flame retardant and a hardener for epoxy resin, the Commission said. Unless they obtain specific exemptions, companies will not be able to sell items containing phthalates known as […]

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City Mayor Pledges To Make Philadelphia The Greenest City In America By 2015

Published: 24 February 2011
Category: Local, Recycling, Sustainability

According to “BioCycle,” Mayor Michael A. Nutter pledged to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America by 2015. Initial benchmarks of the plan include: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent, diverting 70 percent of solid waste from landfill, Bringing local food within 10 minutes of 75 percent of residents and more. “We think green […]

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport To Exhibit “Recycle Runway”

Published: 23 February 2011
Category: Recycling

According to “Southeast Green,” in celebration of Earth Month, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport will receive the popular national eco-fashion exhibition “Recycle Runway” from Santa Fe artist Nancy Judd. The exhibition, which includes eighteen eco-trash couture garments, including an evening gown made with thousands of pieces of crushed glass, will be on display from April […]

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Eden Organic Sauces

Published: 22 February 2011
Category: Organic Products in Glass

Organic food company, Eden Organic has made the switch from cans to amber glass jars for their crushed tomatoes and sauces. Eden Organic Spaghetti Sauce, No Salt Spaghetti Sauce, Pizza Pasta Sauce, Crushed Tomatoes, Crushed Tomatoes with Sweet Basil, and Crushed Tomatoes with Roasted Onion & Garlic are now available in these new, protective […]

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Oregon Looks To Cut Bisphenol A Out Of Baby Bottles And Sippy Cups

Published: 18 February 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Sightline Daily” reports Oregon is looking to ban BPA from baby bottles, sippy cups, baby formula cans, and reusable sports water bottles. Washington did a similar ban last year — minus a ban on formula cans. Oregon is proposing an interesting add-on to its proposed rules: requiring manufacturers to label cans as containing BPA. […]

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PepsiCo Dream Machines Roll Out In North Carolina To Encourage Recycling

Published: 17 February 2011
Category: Recycling

According to “Greenopolis,” 160 PepsiCo Dream Machines were rolled out at Rite Aid stores across North Carolina. The machines are PepsiCo branded Greenopolis Recycling Kiosks, designed to capture materials at the retail level and bring them back alive for closed loop recycling into new products. Intrepid “consumers” become suppliers by bringing the bottles back to […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Recycling Glass

Published: 16 February 2011
Category: Recycling

According to “Earth911,” there are a few simple things to keep in mind when it comes to recycling glass. It is important to know what your community guidelines are for recycling glass and to know if there are local options for recycling other types of glass in your area. If recycling glass is not an […]

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Tips On Making Your Family Greener

Published: 15 February 2011
Category: Allergic Triggers, Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to Live Green Mom from “Greenopolis,” there are four basic steps to making better choices for yourself and your family that can be implemented gradually and firmly. She suggests avoiding high fructose corn syrup, highly processed and instant foods. She also suggests incorporating more organic foods and storing and serving foods in glass. Changing […]

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Industry Groups Ramp Up Recycling Awareness Efforts

Published: 14 February 2011
Category: Recycling

According to “Business Wire,” Call2Recycle®, the only free rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program in North America, and the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), the trade association representing the North American glass container industry, have teamed up with Earth911 to bring recycling to the forefront. Call2Recycle will sponsor the Earth911 Rechargeable Batteries section, while GPI […]

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