Archive for August, 2011

Rooibee Red Tea

Published: 29 August 2011
Category: Organic Products in Glass

Known for its cool, sweet, refreshing flavor, Rooibos tea contains powerful antioxidant properties 50-percent more potent than those of green tea. Made and bottled in Louisville, KY, Rooibee Red Tea is naturally caffeine free and certified organic. The tea is available in 12 oz. glass bottles in seven flavors: Cranberry Pomegranate, Peach, Watermelon Mint, […]


Kansas City Glass Recycling Effort Spreads Across Five States

Published: 16 August 2011
Category: Recycling

According to “News Tribune,” the demand for crushed glass is so high a small glass recycling project begun in Kansas City in 2009 has grown to a business that crushes about 20,000 tons of glass a year, some shipped in from cities in five states. Besides the 80 collection bins it has throughout the Kansas […]


FDA Now Regulating Foods Labeled ‘Gluten-Free’

Published: 11 August 2011
Category: Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “The Boston Globe,” foods that have ‘gluten-free’ on their label may actually contain significant amounts of gluten - enough to cause gastrointestinal symptoms in those with celiac disease that have an intolerance to the wheat protein. That’s because the US Food and Drug Administration never established a standard for the label, leaving it […]


Mexican Study Indicates Possible Link Between Phthalate Exposure And Diabetes In Women

Published: 9 August 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Chemical Watch,” an exploratory study by researchers in Mexico has provided some human evidence to corroborate animal studies linking phthalate exposure with diabetes. The research examined 221 women and showed that higher exposure to phthalates was correlated with a higher incidence of self-reported incidence of the disease.

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A Special Post from Mrs. Carter’s 11th Grade Science Class

Published: 5 August 2011
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

While working on their studies on finding ways to help the environment and “go green,” they came across Keep It Organic and found it to be a valuable resource. They were kind enough to share even more resources with our readers. Take a look!

Green Crafts For Kids A Guide To Water Conservation Great Ways To […]


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Adopts Testing Requirements For Phthalates

Published: 1 August 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Fox 19 News,” reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 5-0, to approve new third party testing requirements for phthalates, through a notice of requirements, to ensure that children’s toys and child care articles meet the federal phthalates limits. While makers and sellers of toys and child care articles have had to […]