Archive for September, 2011

The Glass Packaging Institute Reveals 2011 Friends of Glass Honorees

Published: 30 September 2011
Category: Organic Products in Glass, Recycling, Sustainability

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) is recognizing eight “Friends of Glass” in four categories, honoring those companies, organizations, and persons making significant and innovative efforts to promote or participate in glass container recycling for bottle-to-bottle use. “Friends of Glass” are being recognized in September as part of Recycle Glass Month, a month-long initiative to encourage […]


New Report From The Breast Cancer Fund Documents Presence of BPA In Cans Marketed To Kids

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

According to a new report from the Breast Cancer Fund, product testing uncovered bisphenol A (BPA) in canned foods marketed directly to young children. The report, BPA in Kids’ Canned Food, the Breast Cancer Fund tested six different canned foods marketed to and consumed by kids. Every food sample tested positive for BPA, with Campbell’s […]


Boston Launches Ad Campaign Against Sugary Beverages

Published: 13 September 2011
Category: Uncategorized

According to the “Boston Globe,” hoping to blunt the pervasive reach of sugary drinks, Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston and public health authorities unveiled a public awareness campaign that urges residents to reduce consumption of sweetened beverages, which public health specialists link to rising obesity rates and higher health care costs. The $1 million […]


New Study Explores Possible Links between Prenatal Exposure To Phthalates and Decreased Mental and Motor Development

Published: 8 September 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Lab Spaces,” a newly published study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health heightens concerns over the potential health effects on children of a group of chemicals known as phthalates. Phthalates are a class of chemicals that are widely used in consumer products ranging from plastic toys, to household building […]


September Is Recycle Glass Month!

Published: 6 September 2011
Category: Local, Recycling, Sustainability

GPI’s Recycle Glass Month 2011 will unite communities across the U.S. with glass container manufacturers, suppliers, and recyclers around local events to build awareness and boost glass bottle recycling. With 55 awareness activities in 20 states in 2010, Recycle Glass Week created buzz across the country that recycling glass bottles and jars has powerful environmental […]


California Senate Moves Forward With BPA Ban on Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

Published: 1 September 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Los Angeles Times,” the California state Senate voted to ban the plastic chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles and sippy cups sold statewide. The Toxin-Free Infants and Toddles Act (AB 1319) heads back to the state Assembly for a vote on Senate amendments later this year. Martha Dina Argüello, executive director […]