Posted on October 23, 2015 by Envirothink
The nationwide movement to take the pressure off our landfills just got another ally. Dart Container Corp. – a leader in the polystyrene foodservice product industry that I’ve been writing about since 2009.
Dart’s President Jim Lammers recently released a video aimed at New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, urging him to recycle, not landfill, the city’s styrofoam.
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Posted on October 21, 2015 by Envirothink
As consumer demand for green business practices grows, companies continue to seek the best solutions and organizations that will help them meet that demand.
In the business of sustainably sourced wood products, there’s been a steady movement away from one of the more favored providers – Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) that in recent days has become controversial amid numerous allegations of greenwashing nasty business practices.
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Posted on October 12, 2015 by Envirothink
Flame retardants have been shown to have serious effects on childhood development, from as early as prenatal exposure. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are a class of brominated hydrocarbons that are used as flame retardants.
According to the EPA, PBDEs are all around us in fabrics, upholstery, and polyurethane foam. Phased out over the past decade, unfortunately these toxic chemicals are still all around us. They’ve been detected in fish, surface water, and in the air. Researchers have linked them to attention deficit and impulse control problems in children. The EPA even reports that PBDEs are possible endocrine disruptors.
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