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Going for the Green

Going for the Green
Although the politics usually doesn't start until they officially open, the 2012 Olympics is already seeing its share. A London environmental group, Greener Upon Thames, called on the London Olympic Games Committee to make the games the "greenest" ever, and ban plastic bans. Although they sent petit

Green Medals?

Green Medals?
A grassroots group wants to ban plastic bags at the Olympics. But with sports attire, shoes, and equipment so critically dependent on polymers and sports-related design technology, are the Olympic Games a showcase for plastics as well as athletics, or something that should be shunned?

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The Honor System?

The Honor System?
Because lightweight plastic can escape waste management and end up in the sea via drains and rivers, the BSI has issued a standard for biodegradability in plastics. But the recommended testing is self-administered, with manufacturers determining their own standards. Will the honor system work to cut

Who's to Blame, Really?

Who's to Blame, Really?
To win their lawsuit, bag manufacturers must show ChicoBag is deliberately misleading the public to change consumer's buying habits, thereby affecting their industry. With all the information out there, can they prove that it's the reusable bag manufacturer to blame for bad public perception?

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Trash Talk

Trash Talk
Three manufacturers of single use plastic bags have filed suit in South Carolina against ChicoBag, a small manufacturer with a big media presence. The suit alleges that Chicobag misleads the public with exaggerated claims of the negative environmental impact of their product. The company's Bagmonste

Discrimination Nation?

Discrimination Nation?
The All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) is trying to work with their government on recycling and renewable energy initiatives, arguing that only 4% of the nation's solid waste is plastic, 60% of which is recycled. Are they right to argue that a ban is actually a "tax" on plastic, whi

EverydayPlastics.com Offers New, Kid-Safe Plastics That Meet or Exceed CPSIA Standards

EverydayPlastics.com Offers New, Kid-Safe Plastics That Meet or Exceed CPSIA Standards

Mounting Evidence of Health Risks From PVC Leads EverydayPlastics.com to Offer Plastic Products That Are Safe For All Users. Offering Both Pvc-Free and Phthalate-Free Plastic Sleeves, Pouches, and Pockets in an Effort to Help Promote Safer Work Materials, the Website Seeks to Raise Awareness of Alternatives to PVC.

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) December 2, 2010

There is mounting evidence that there are significant health risks associated with the lifecycle of PVC products and EverydayPlastics.com is seeking to provide safer products for their customers. “There has been much discussion about ‘green’ plastics and bio-plastics, but there is not a reliable supply chain for a reliable product that has the high presentation quality of PVC,” says Conway.

After learning about the health risks of PVC throughout it’s life cycle from groups such as besafenet.com/pvc/ and pvcfree.org among others, Conway led his group in researching the risks to his employees and customers. In discussions with vendors, Conway pushed for products that provide the presentation quality of vinyl but with lower health risks and a reasonable price point.

When asked why the website still offers vinyl products, Conway replied, “there are many safe applications for PVC, but we are seeking to provide information so that our customers can make an informed decision about what is best for them”. In addition, the company is working to release another website that will focus solely on pvc-free and phthalate-free products, including household goods and toys.

Conway hopes that the increasing sales from the Pvc-Free Plastic Sleeves will motivate manufacturers to re-tool and produce more of these safer products. As more of these products are made available, the pricing will come down and the awareness of the options should increase as well.

EverydayPlastics.com is an online retailer who sells smaller quantities of products that are generally only available in box quantities from manufacturers. By providing the products from a number of manufacturers, http://www.everydayplastics.com/ has the items that are hard to find anywhere else. The website is available through the holidays, but with reduced hours during the last two weeks of December.

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When Hoarding Pays Off

When Hoarding Pays Off
You buy a product whose production and shipping costs are factored into your purchase price: when you're done with it, you pay to have it hauled away. Are Extended Producer Responsibility schemes fair, or are you just paying to have your rubbish removed twice?

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Do You BYOB?

Do You BYOB?
Many stores are dropping the unsuccessful rebates to shoppers who bring in reusable bags. As rebates have failed, some stores are placing signs in their parking lots to remind shoppers to bring in their reusable bags. Still other outlets are charging for the use of plastic bags. What else could moti
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Flying High with High-Performance Plastics

Flying High with High-Performance Plastics
This week, SABIC Innovative Plastics is showcasing its line of ultra-lightweight, high-performance thermoplastics at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany. To help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) conserve fuel and reduce emissions, SABIC has developed resins, sheets, foams, and
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