rPETable: UK Company Makes First Ever 100% Recycled Food-Safe Plastic Products

March 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green, Recycle

Comments Off on rPETable: UK Company Makes First Ever 100% Recycled Food-Safe Plastic Products

UK company Invicta Group has become the first company in the world to make food-safe products from 100% recycled plastic bottles, containers, tubs and lids. Their new rPETable patented process focuses on products made using a breakthrough plastic injection moulding technology. This new approach to recycling plastic ensures that no toxic additives remain in the packaging material. Among the first major brands to test the new technology are Coca-Cola, Guinness and Reckitt Benckiser. Read the rest of rPETable: UK Company Makes First Ever 100% Recycled Food-Safe Plastic Products Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bisphenol A plastic , food production , food safety , food security , food-safe plastic , health issues , healthy eating , injection moulding technology , Invicta Group recycled plastic , polycarbonate plastics , Recycled Materials , toxic additives , toxic plastic bottles , toxic plastic food containers

Go here to read the rest:
rPETable: UK Company Makes First Ever 100% Recycled Food-Safe Plastic Products

Flame Retardants Found in Meat, Fish, and Peanut Butter

June 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Flame Retardants Found in Meat, Fish, and Peanut Butter

Research published in  Environmental Health Perspectives has confirmed some of our worst fears about food additives – hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), a brominated flame retardant used in polystyrene foams in thermal insulation and electrical equipment, has been found in some of our most basic foods. High HBCD levels were found canned sardines, fresh salmon, peanut butter and tilapia but canned chili and sliced ham, turkey, chicken and other deli meats. Click ahead to read more and learn about the health risks of eating HBCD. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: contaminants in fish , contaminants in meat , contaminants in peanut butter , flame retardants , flame retardants in food , flame retardants in GMOs , food safety , GMOs , HBCD , hexabromocyclododecane

See the original post here:
Flame Retardants Found in Meat, Fish, and Peanut Butter

Flame Retardants Found in Meat, Fish, and Peanut Butter

June 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Flame Retardants Found in Meat, Fish, and Peanut Butter

Research published in  Environmental Health Perspectives has confirmed some of our worst fears about food additives – hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), a brominated flame retardant used in polystyrene foams in thermal insulation and electrical equipment, has been found in some of our most basic foods. High HBCD levels were found canned sardines, fresh salmon, peanut butter and tilapia but canned chili and sliced ham, turkey, chicken and other deli meats. Click ahead to read more and learn about the health risks of eating HBCD. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: contaminants in fish , contaminants in meat , contaminants in peanut butter , flame retardants , flame retardants in food , flame retardants in GMOs , food safety , GMOs , HBCD , hexabromocyclododecane

Continued here:
Flame Retardants Found in Meat, Fish, and Peanut Butter

Sweden Announces BPA Ban in Children’s Food Packaging

April 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Sweden Announces BPA Ban in Children’s Food Packaging

Just one month after the FDA rejected a proposal to ban Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging, Sweden has announced that it will ban the chemical in food packaging intended for children under 3 years old. BPA is a powerful hormone disrupter that is used in plastics and aluminum can linings. Government officials in Sweden say that this new chemical ban will mostly affect lids of baby food bottles but the new mandate also gives the Swedish Chemicals Agency a 3-month deadline to decide if BPA should also be banned from certain types of thermal paper, including receipts and tickets, and to determine how BPA is being used in drinking-water pipes, toys and children’s goods. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: babies , bisphenol A , BPA , chemicals , Children , endocrine disruptor , food safety , hormone disruptor , packaging , Sweden

Read more here:
Sweden Announces BPA Ban in Children’s Food Packaging

CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

April 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

Have you ever wanted to be the center of attention like a scene-stealing celebrity? CuteCircuit is making that possible with their wearable technology savvy as they launch ready-to-wear smart textiles, like LED light-up dresses.  If you want to feel like Katy Perry walking down the red carpet, click ahead and see what kind of creations you can rock. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: CuteCircuit , digital printing , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , Katy Perry , led clothing , LED dresses , LED fashion , LEDs , London , smart textiles , Spring/Summer 2012 , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , U.K. , united kingdom , wearable technology

See the original post here:
CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

Consumer Reports Finds Unsafe Levels of Arsenic in Apple Juice

December 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Consumer Reports Finds Unsafe Levels of Arsenic in Apple Juice

An apple a day keeps the doctor away – but you may want to steer clear of apple juice, as a new study by Consumer Reports shows that many juice brands contain unsafe levels of arsenic . Although federal limits exist for the amount of arsenic allowable in bottled water, there are no such limits for juice – and the National Center for Health Statistics database has shown that repeated exposure to the toxic substance (even at low levels) can cause serious health problems. Read on for a closer look at the issue, and to learn which companies allow high levels of arsenic in their juice. READ MORE > Lead photo by topfer via sxc Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arsenic , Arsenic apple juice , arsenic in juice , Dr. Oz , food and health , food safety , kids health , organic apples , organic juice , pesticides in juice , poison , tainted food , toxic juice , toxins in juice

See the original post: 
Consumer Reports Finds Unsafe Levels of Arsenic in Apple Juice

Patrick Marold Visualizes the Wind With Thousands of Turbine-Powered LEDs

December 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Patrick Marold Visualizes the Wind With Thousands of Turbine-Powered LEDs

Read the rest of Patrick Marold Visualizes the Wind With Thousands of Turbine-Powered LEDs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , Art , eco-art , green art , patrick marold , renwable energy , wind turbines , windmill project

Original post:
Patrick Marold Visualizes the Wind With Thousands of Turbine-Powered LEDs

Summer In A Mason Jar: 3 Simple Recipes and Tips for Getting Started with Preserves

September 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Summer In A Mason Jar: 3 Simple Recipes and Tips for Getting Started with Preserves

Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch Two Jams and a Pickle I decided this month that it is high time I learn to make preserves, and just in time since the fruits of summer are starting to dwindle in the farmers’ markets. Last Sunday I grabbed my camera and spent the entire day in the kitchen of a good friend who knows how to jar properly. Here are the scrumptious results, including three recipes, that will inspire you to pick up your tongs and a nice big pot, and put the last of summer in a mason jar. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

See more here:
Summer In A Mason Jar: 3 Simple Recipes and Tips for Getting Started with Preserves

Deforestation Making Somalia Famine Worse, Forestry Experts Say

September 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Deforestation Making Somalia Famine Worse, Forestry Experts Say

photo: Oxfam East Africa / CC BY Some background on one factor contributing to the severity of the famine in the Horn of Africa , from the Center for International Forestry Research: Deforestation CIFOR ‘s Frances Seymour say, “Forests and trees frequently form the basis of livelihood diversification, risk-minimization and… Read the full story on TreeHugger

Continued here: 
Deforestation Making Somalia Famine Worse, Forestry Experts Say

Vertical Farms For London Are Lovely Green Eye Candy

September 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Vertical Farms For London Are Lovely Green Eye Candy

Vertical farms may be pie in the sky, but they are a lot of fun for architects with time on their hands. AWR recently organized a competition to design a vertical farm with a residential use called LOFT 2011. I am particularly fond of the Second Honorable Mention, the Breathing Vertical Farm. There isn’t a lot of growing area, but it would make a beautiful place to live. See the whole entry here. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

Read the rest here: 
Vertical Farms For London Are Lovely Green Eye Candy

« Previous PageNext Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 2751 access attempts in the last 7 days.