Archive for April, 2011

Sweden To Phase Out Bisphenol A In Cans By Next Year

Published: 29 April 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA)

“Food Production Daily” reports a decision on whether to adopt recommendations leading to the phasing out of bisphenol A-containing epoxy can linings is likely to be made within 12 months, Sweden has said. The report from the National Chemical Agency (KEMI) and the National Food Administration (SLV) will be sent out for consultation to a […]


Coca-Cola Urged To Issue Report On Bisphenol A

Published: 28 April 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to “Beverage Daily,” Coca-Cola is facing pressures to publish a report on how it will seek to dispel customer concerns over bisphenol A, and what plans it has to develop replacements for the chemical used in its can linings. The resolution is due to be introduced at the US company’s annual meeting in Atlanta […]


Target Finds Success With Recycling Efforts

Published: 27 April 2011
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

According to “Drug Store News,” Target’s in-store recycling stations collected and recycled more than 700 tons of bottles and cans, as well as nearly 2 million units of such small electronics as MP3 players and cell phones during the nine-month period. Target launched recycling stations in all of its stores in April 2010 as part […]


Pediatricians Seek Change In Toxic Chemicals Law

Published: 26 April 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Chicago Tribune” reports the nation’s largest pediatrician group is joining a growing campaign to overhaul how the U.S. regulates hazardous substances. In a policy statement to be issued Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics condemns a 1976 federal law that largely relies on chemical manufacturers to raise concerns about their products. Before chemicals are […]


Pear Tree Jams and Preserves

Published: 25 April 2011
Category: Organic Products in Glass

Pear Tree Jam is based out of Chicago and is made with all fresh, local and organic produce. It is all handmade and the flavors change with the season. The jams and preserves are packaged in 8 oz. glass mason jars.


GPI Marks Earth Day By Announcing September 2011 Will Be Recycle Glass Month

Published: 22 April 2011
Category: Recycling

In honor of Earth Day 2011, the Glass Packaging Institute is announcing that it is recognizing September 2011 as Recycle Glass Month. During the month, GPI and its member companies will hold nationwide activities and events to build awareness and boost glass bottle recycling. GPI will also announce the 2011 Clear Choice Awards winners, and […]


Take The Earth Day Pledge!

Published: 21 April 2011
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

April 22nd is Earth Day. To celebrate, the Earth Day Network is collection one billion acts of green. Millions of people have already pledged to: conserve water, carpool or use public transportation, recycle more and raise awareness about Earth Day. No green act is too small.

Take the pledge now!


New Study Finds Substitutes For BPA May Be More Harmful

Published: 20 April 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

“The New York Times” reports a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that alternative chemicals to bisphenol A (BPA) also raises many questions. Almost all commercial plastic products sampled in the study, including products advertised as BPA-free, leached chemicals that had estrogenic activity. Some of the BPA-free products showed more estrogenic […]


Debate Over Safety Of Artificial Food Dyes Continues

Published: 19 April 2011
Category: Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Live In The Now,” The debate about the safety of artificial food dyes has been back in the news recently, with recent studies linking chemical-based food dyes to hyperactivity, or ADHD, in children. Experts are calling on the FDA to step in with new regulations. An FDA advisory panel recently voted 8-6 against […]


New Study Links BPA And Phthalates To Atypical Childhood Social Behaviors

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

“Environmental Health News” reports a recent study finds that children with higher fetal exposure to both phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) may have impaired social functioning. The social behavior – including difficult interpersonal and social awareness skills – reported by the moms are similar to those associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism. […]