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March 12, 2019

 

4 Ways To Reduce Disposables In Your Kitchen

From sandwich bags to paper towels, food prep and storage is rife with products destined for the landfill. Here's how one food writer cut back on waste without sacrificing modern conveniences.

August 28, 2018

 

Beer, Drinking Water And Fish: Tiny Plastic Is Everywhere

Plastic trash less than 5 millimeters long is in the things we eat and drink, and the air we breathe. Scientists are just beginning to study where it comes from and how it might affect our health.

June 6, 2018

 

Cities, Restaurants Move To Toss Plastic Straws

As awareness grows about the environmental toll of single-use plastics, U.S. retailers and regulators alike are finding ways to decrease their use. And straws have become a prime target.

August 1, 2017

 

Disposable Food Plastics Choking Seas

Takeout packaging and throwaway plastic utensils are piling up across the globe as conservation groups fight a mounting tide of plastics pollution.

August 24, 2016

 

Casein Casings: The Newest Food Packaging

Casein is a milk protein that is 500 times as effective as plastic at preventing food spoilage.

June 2, 2016

 

Which Ware? Choosing The Best Disposable Utensils

Choosing the best reusable tableware for your summer cookouts comes down to two factors: production and environmental impact.

September 20, 2012

That Wasn't On The Label 

BPA In Urine Linked To Childhood Obesity

Newly published research suggests that when it comes to obesity, it's not just what's in our food that matters, but what's in food packaging as well.

June 18, 2012

Chemical Drama 

Bye Bye BPA In Baby Formula Containers?

The FDA is currently considering a ban on the use of BPA in infant formula containers. The chemical has already been banned in Canada, the E.U. and China.

March 8, 2012

Cancerous Cans 

Is A BPA Ban On The Way?

The FDA will vote on whether or not to ban BPA from all food packaging by the end of March.

November 11, 2011

Bottle Ban 

Bottle Ban No More After Coca-Cola Became Involved

A plan to reduce the waste in the Grand Canyon by banning plastic water bottles has been abruptly shelved.

July 4, 2011

Paper Or Plastic 

America’s First Packaging-Free Grocery Store Coming Soon

Americans throw away 1.4 billion pounds of trash every day, 40 percent of which is packaging that's only used once. One grocery store is hoping to change that.

January 25, 2011

Poisonous Chemicals 

Legal Decision Bars BPA From Some Baby Bottles

Part of a class action suit against several baby bottle manufacturers has been settled. The companies failed to disclose that their bottles contained BPA.

November 15, 2010

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle 

The 5 Most Important Items Everyone Should Recycle

On America Recycles Day, Earth Eats says recycle that soda can and water bottle! Those two products top the list of the 5 most important items to recycle.

October 28, 2010

Food Safety 

Canada Bans BPA, Food Containers Get Safer

Food and liquid containers just got safer. Canada leads the way worldwide in declaring bisphenol A (BPA) a toxic substance.

May 27, 2010

Food Safety 

What’s Really In Packaged Foods? Two Studies On BPA And Bacteria

Two new studies regarding trace contaminants in packaged foods - High bacteria counts in Canadian bottled water and high levels of BPA in canned goods.

August 18, 2009

Bag Tax 

In Seattle, The Battle Over Plastic Bag Usage Heats Up

Seattle voters turn down a proposal that would charge 20 cents per plastic bag they use.

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