California Requires Plastics Makers to Foot the Bill for Recycling

The landmark legislation also restricts single-use plastics. Because California’s economy is so big, experts say, the law could have far-reaching effects.

#california, #containers-and-packaging, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #plastics, #recycling-of-waste-materials

Some Elephants Are Getting Too Much Plastic in Their Diets

In India, the large mammals see trash in village dumps as a buffet, but researchers found they are inadvertently consuming packaging and utensils.

#containers-and-packaging, #elephants, #india, #plastic-bags, #plastics, #research, #uttarakhand-india, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #your-feed-science

Soda and Beer Companies Are Ditching Plastic Six-Pack Rings

In an effort to cut down on plastic waste, packaging is taking on different forms that can be more easily recycled or that do away with plastic altogether.

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A Plastic Factory Feels the Sting of Rising Energy Prices

Rising energy costs are lifting the prices of key materials and intensifying inflation, compounding supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic.

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Finding Memories in Reused Food Containers Like Cool Whip

The containers we use over and over, from Cool Whip tubs to Taster’s Choice jars, can evoke stronger feelings than the food that came in them.

#consumer-behavior, #containers-and-packaging, #food, #recycling-of-waste-materials

How Specialty Pharmacies Cater to the Blind and Those With Impaired Vision

The pandemic has exposed flaws in services for people who can’t easily access a drive-through window for Covid shots or testing or can’t read prescription labels.

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This Chemical Can Impair Fertility, but It’s Hard to Avoid

Hormone-disrupting phthalates can be found in everything from plastics and household goods to personal care products. Studies have shown they may be harmful to women’s reproductive systems.

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California Aims to Ban Recycling Symbols on Things That Aren’t Recyclable

The well-known three-arrows symbol doesn’t necessarily mean that a product is actually recyclable. A new bill would limit the products allowed to feature the mark.

#california, #containers-and-packaging, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labeling-and-labels-product, #plastics, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #waste-materials-and-disposal

Maine Will Make Companies Pay for Recycling. Here’s How It Works.

The law aims to take the cost burden of recycling away from taxpayers. One environmental advocate said the change could be “transformative.”

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The Message in a Reusable Wine Bottle: Combat Climate Change

Glass bottles are the largest source of the wine industry’s carbon footprint. Several companies are experimenting with new shipping methods.

#containers-and-packaging, #glass, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #wines

Amazon Uses a Lot of Plastic. It Doesn’t Have To.

The world’s biggest online retailer must become a leader in reducing single-use packaging.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #containers-and-packaging, #e-commerce, #india, #organic-foods-and-products, #plastics, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #united-states, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #whole-foods-market-inc

Foods From Afar Hope to Catch the Eye of American Shoppers

Immigrant entrepreneurs are working with designers and brand strategists to create packaging that appeals to a wider range of consumers.

#consumer-behavior, #containers-and-packaging, #design, #entrepreneurship, #food, #moon-man, #new-york-shuk-inc, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #wunder-creamery, #yolele-foods-inc

Annie’s Pledges to Purge a Class of Chemicals From Its Mac and Cheese

The move comes nearly four years after a study showed that chemicals believed to cause health problems in children and reproductive issues in adults were found in mass-market macaroni and cheese packets.

#containers-and-packaging, #food, #food-and-drug-administration, #general-mills-inc, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #kraft-foods-group-inc, #organic-trade-assn, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #swan-shanna-h, #taco-bell-corp, #testosterone

Aunt Jemima Has a New Name After 131 Years: The Pearl Milling Company

Quaker Oats announced it would drop the name Aunt Jemima last summer after the killing of George Floyd and the widespread protests over racial inequality.

#advertising-and-marketing, #aunt-jemima-milling-co, #black-people, #containers-and-packaging, #discrimination, #names-organizational, #pearl-milling-company, #pepsico-inc, #quaker-oats-co, #race-and-ethnicity

Recycling in America Is a Mess. A New Bill Could Clean It Up.

As programs shutter and plastic use rises in the pandemic, a New York bill to get manufacturers to pick up the recycling tab could offer a solution.

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How to Pack and Mail Holiday Cookies

The best holiday cookies are the ones you’ve made yourself. Here are tips for assembling gift boxes and getting them to loved ones.

#containers-and-packaging, #content-type-service, #cookies, #postal-service-and-post-offices

Major Retailers in Britain Say No to Glitter for Christmas

Morrisons, John Lewis and Waitrose said they would not be using glitter in their holiday products this year. Does that really help the environment?

#christmas, #containers-and-packaging, #great-britain, #john-lewis, #morrisons, #oceans-and-seas, #plastics, #pollution, #research, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #waitrose, #water-pollution

A Wine Dispenser for Your Counter

The Boxxle, which holds four bottles of wine or the wine bladder from a box wine, conveniently dispenses wine whenever you need it.

#boxxle-llc, #containers-and-packaging, #storage, #wines

Cream of Wheat to Drop Black Chef From Packaging, Company Says

The hot cereal joins Aunt Jemima, Eskimo Pie and other products that have shifted brand names and images amid calls for racial justice.

#advertising-and-marketing, #bg-foods-inc, #black-people, #containers-and-packaging, #cream-of-wheat, #discrimination, #food, #race-and-ethnicity

These Everyday Toxins May Be Hurting Pregnant Women and Their Babies

PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.

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You Probably Won’t Catch the Coronavirus From Frozen Food

Reports that the virus was detected in a trans-continental shipment of frozen chicken wings sparked concerns online. But experts aren’t worried.

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Petition Urges Trader Joe’s to Get Rid of ‘Racist Branding’

The supermarket chain said it was in the process of phasing out names, including Trader Ming’s and Trader José, that have appeared on its international food products.

#containers-and-packaging, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #food, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #labeling-and-labels-product, #race-and-ethnicity, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trader-joes

Canned Cocktails in Quarantine Make Mixing a One-Step Process

Already on an upswing in recent years, the sales of pre-mixed drinks are now booming.

#alcoholic-beverages, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #containers-and-packaging, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vodka

Boom in Canned Food Means a Boom in Cans, Too

With soup and vegetables flying off supermarket shelves to feed a shut-in nation, canneries are bustling — and they really need metal containers.

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Land O’Lakes Removes Native American Woman From Its Products

The company, a farmer-owned cooperative formed in 1921, said it would replace the decades-old illustration with photos of its members on some products.

#american-psychological-assn, #containers-and-packaging, #mascots, #minnesota, #native-americans

The Types of Plastics Families Should Avoid

If it seems like plastic is everywhere, that’s because it is. But there are easy ways to limit your exposure.

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How to Minimize Exposures to Hormone Disrupters

Experts say adults and children alike can benefit from avoiding canned goods and certain plastics and substituting natural products for commercial cleaning products.

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