Archive for May, 2011

California State Assembly Approves BPA Ban For Baby Bottles

Published: 31 May 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “San Francisco Chronicle,” the California Assembly voted to ban Bisphenol A (BPA) in baby products. The bill would restrict to almost nothing the amount of BPA allowed in any product marketed to children under three. If the governor approves the bill, California will join Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, Wisconsin […]

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The Glass Packaging Institute Launches Ask For Glass Campaign

Published: 30 May 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

“Earth 911” reports the Glass Packaging Institute has launched a social campaign for consumers to ask for their favorite products to be packaged in glass. “Glass packaging fits with a healthy and sustainable lifestyle,” said Lynn Bragg, president of GPI. “You can heat glass and nothing transfers, it’s virtually inert. And it’s 100-percent recyclable. So […]

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SC Johnson To Only Buy Sustainable Palm Oil By 2015

Published: 27 May 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Sustainability

According to “Soya Tech News,” SC Johnson announced that by 2015 it will only purchase palm oil-based ingredients that originate from responsible and sustainable sources. “Our commitment to the families who buy our products is that we will work hard to identify the best ingredients, we will source them responsibly and we will be transparent […]

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Chemicals Found In Baby Products

Published: 25 May 2011
Category: Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Parent Dish,” a new report says highchairs, changing table pads, baby carriers, sleep positioners, rocking chairs and nursing pillows contain chemicals that parents may want to know about. The New York Times reports baby products made with polyurethane foam include flame-retardants that could be carcinogens.

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Whole Foods And Fast Food Chains Discontinue The Use Of BPA In Receipts

Published: 25 May 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA)

“Sustainable Business” reports Yum! Brands (owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell) and Whole Foods are discontinuing the use of cash register receipt paper made with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA).

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Numbers Show That People Are Giving Up On “Green” Cleaning Products

Published: 23 May 2011
Category: Sustainability

“Fast Company” reports sales of Clorox Greenworks and other “green” cleaning products from big brands have dropped precipitously over the past few years. However, sales held up at smaller brands like Method and Seventh Generation. Method’s cofounder Eric Ryan offers thoughts on “why.”

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Solid Waste Task Force In Lawrence, Kansas Work To Promote Glass Recycling

Published: 20 May 2011
Category: Local, Recycling, Sustainability

According to “LJWorld.com,” members of the city Solid Waste Task Force in Lawrence, Kansas are studying possible changes for the city’s trash and recycling systems. “We’re not doing enough to promote glass recycling in this town,” said Suzi Cammon, a member of the task force. The group will lobby to have money for an improved […]

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The Importance Of Reading Nutrition Labels

Published: 19 May 2011
Category: Uncategorized

The “Chicago Sun-Times” asked their supermarket guru consumer panel and Facebook fans if and how they read nutrition labels. Nearly 70 percent of the panel said they always read the nutrition facts and ingredients on a package when food shopping. In the beverage aisle, consumers are most concerned with sugars (65 percent), calories (61 percent) […]

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Kroger Bans BPA From Store Brands And Receipts

Published: 17 May 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA)

According to “Forbes,” Cincinnati-based Kroger announced that in addition to making sure there is no BPA in baby products it sells, the store is ridding the chemical from its store brand canned foods and purchasing BPA-free paper for its store receipts. Kroger spokesman Keith Dailey said the move was in response to customer feedback and […]

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Prenatal Exposure To BPA Study

Published: 16 May 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Science Daily” reports on a Kaiser Permanente study on prenatal exposure to BPA and birth weight. Funded by the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, this study is the fourth in a series published that examine the effect of BPA in humans.

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