Archive for March, 2011

Scotland Launches A New Approach To Recycling

Published: 31 March 2011
Category: Recycling

According to “Care2.com,” in what it’s describing as a first-of-its-kind initiative, Scotland is completely reorganizing how it measures and incentivizes recycling to encourage cities to focus on what matters most: reducing carbon. The new “carbon metric” will prioritize materials with a high carbon impact such as plastics and textiles, which currently have relatively low levels […]

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Maine Legislative Committee Endorses BPA Ban

Published: 30 March 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Bangor Daily News” reports a legislative committee unanimously endorsed a plan to ban the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA). In addition to more votes on the BPA ban, lawmakers on the same committee will consider a bill to rewrite key provisions of the law that allows the state to ban consumer products that contain certain […]

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Whole Foods To Open In-Store Bars Selling Craft Beer And Local Wine

Published: 29 March 2011
Category: Local

According to “USA Today,” Whole Foods is raising the bar. The upscale grocer is opening bars that serve craft beer and local wine in more than a dozen stores nationally in a test before a wider rollout. In the past 18 months, small, locally focused bars have opened inside five Whole Foods Markets in California, […]

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City Of Boise To Consider Paid Curbside Glass Recycling

Published: 28 March 2011
Category: Recycling, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “IdahoStatesman.com,” the city of Boise is still working out details on a curbside glass-recycling program. A plan will come before the Boise City Council this summer, said Vince Trimboli, Public Works department spokesman. “Our Curb It program has been tremendously successful and to maintain that success we must move to include glass recycling, […]

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Food Companies Focus On Healthier Offerings

Published: 24 March 2011
Category: Uncategorized

The “Chicago Tribune” reports packaged food companies are focusing on health and wellness as they try to align their products with consumer interests. A wave of products expected to hit grocery stores in the next year will raise the ante for shoppers’ attention and compete for their trust. Consumers at the cash register will ultimately […]

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Recycling In Home Landscapes

Published: 24 March 2011
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

According to “Redding.com,” there are many creative ways to give life’s discards new meaning in home landscapes. Allen Woodward of WLMS Landscaping in Redding came up with a bright idea. He makes colorful, translucent borders with recycled glass that glow at night. The glass, which Woodward purchases from suppliers who crush or tumble it to […]

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Aveda Light The Way Candle

Published: 23 March 2011
Category: Organic Products in Glass, Recycling

According to “The Beauty Alchemist,” each year for the past four Aveda has brought out their Light The Way Candle out for Earth Month. Beautifully scented with certified organic lavender and clary sage, it’s scented to lift you and de-stress. It’s made in the USA and the glass container is made from recycled […]

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Ban On Bisphenol A Fails In Arkansas

Published: 22 March 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“The Times Record” reports a bill that would ban use of a plastics additive used in many infant products failed in a Senate committee. No member of the Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee made a motion to advance Senate Bill 350. The bill by Sen. Sue Madison, D-Fayetteville, would ban use of bisphenol-A […]

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Recycling Gets A New Look On Earth911.com

Published: 21 March 2011
Category: Recycling

According to “DMN Newsire,” Earth911.com, host of the nation’s largest and most accurate recycling directory, launched a redesign of a key section of its website: The Recyclo-pedia. The section is a virtual stockpile of information, featuring facts and tips about recycling more than 90 common consumer products such as plastic bottles, rechargeable batteries and glass. […]

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Products In Your Pantry Could Make You Sick

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

“WKYC” reports certain products, especially in grocery store aisles, contain Bisphenol A (BPA). A new study found Americans have twice the amount of BPA in their systems as Canadians and much higher than levels found in China and Germany. “When we first had the initial comparison, we had very similar levels to the Canadians. And […]

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