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It's Time to Take this Poisonous Plastic Out of Our Oceans

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 09.30.2014 | Home
Miyoko Sakashita

Despite its status as one of the most hazardous consumer products ever created, PVC and its associated chemical additives are managed in much the same way as food scraps and grass clippings after disposal.

Plastic Is Food Poisoning

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Home
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Phthalates used to soften and make flexible rigid plastics like PVC, are also endocrine disrupters. Just like BPA, the impacts from these endocrine disrupters is most dangerous when the fetus is developing.

Pouring Water on Sand

Bridgett Luther | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Bridgett Luther

It can be a frustrating place advocating as the underdog in a battle against special interest groups. But I won't pour water on the beach or stomp down our sand castles. Instead, I will start looking for new ways to inspire and drive market demand for green products.

Apple's Tax Avoidance: 'Not Illegal' Does Not Mean Moral, Right or Acceptable

Brian Levin | Posted 07.28.2013 | Home
Brian Levin

Our government is not always going to protect us from everything that may be harmful or close loopholes to make our tax system more equitable and fair. That is just the way our system works. But, that is where all of us come in

Lynne Peeples

'Unlawful, Arbitrary And Capricious,' Black Community Says Of EPA Pollution Standards | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home

Christine Bennett remembers her childhood days in Mossville, La., walking to and from school through an alley of industrial plants. "We had to cup...

The Return of the Toxic Newt Mask

Wendy Gordon | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home
Wendy Gordon

Consumers shouldn't be afraid that products they buy, whether for Halloween or for everyday, could harm their kids. Products on the market shouldn't contain harmful chemicals.

Plastic Wars: Science Loses in Renewed Campaign Against Plasticizers

Jon Entine | Posted 06.11.2011 | Home
Jon Entine

No science based agency in the US, Europe or elsewhere has found direct links between phthalates and human health. But this doesn't stop some groups from plying on consumer fears.

We Can Send a Man to the Moon, But Can't Invent a Green Credit Card!?

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Schwab

Over six billion credit cards are produced each year worldwide. That is enough to make over 50 stacks of cards higher than Mt. Everest. Too bad these are not recyclable.

Eco Etiquette: 10 Tips For A Green Halloween

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Grayson

With a few simple swaps you can guard the health of the planet and your little ones (and your own, if you're still a kid at heart) without sacrificing a ghoulish good time. Here are my top 10 tips for a green Halloween.

15 Top Eco-Friendly Yoga Products for National Yoga Month

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Zem Joaquin

Shouldn't everything associated with your yoga practice be as conscious as your asanas? My team and I have curated a list of yoga apparel and accessories that are as smart as they are centering.

PHOTOS: Eco Etiquette -- 10 Surprising Tips For A Green Pregnancy

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. No one would accuse me of...

Eco Etiquette: Help! Am I Doomed By Dioxins?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I've been pretty freaked ...

Eco Etiquette: How Can I Recycle Flip-Flops?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Help! I am drowning in ol...

Is Plastic Wrap Toxic?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Waylon Lewis

See-through Cancer? I *knew* there was a reason I hate plastic-wrapped pastries in cafes..! ...Oh, right, PVC=cancer and other evils for our health...

Anti-Leather, Anti-Health: Commes des Garcons, The Beatles and PVC

Alexandra Sinderbrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alexandra Sinderbrand

At least, that's what Commes des Garcons and Apple Corps were banking on with their use of PVC: Say it's good for the animals, don't say it's bad for the earth, and consumers won't notice.

Biodegradable Credit Cards: The Good Kind Of Financial Breakdown

Green Inc. | Laura Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

While archeologists might someday value these relics, most credit cards -- which are typically made of polyvinyl chloride, or PVC -- outlive their use...

How To: Green Your iPod

Planet Green | Cara Smusiak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

iPod Nano's and iPod Classic's eco-friendly characteristics--they're arsenic-free glass, brominated flame retardant-free, mercury-free, PVC-free--go a...

How Green is Your Computer?

International Herald Tribune | Azadeh Ensha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Reusable tote bag? Check. Prius? Check. Rooftop solar panels? Check. In the bid to secure your green bragging rights, you have the usual suspects cove...

Life Cycle: Think Yoga is Healthy? Not on a PVC mat.

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Simran Sethi

Life Cycle is a series of posts that takes a closer look at the stuff we use and love. It's the end of class. You're breathing deeply, surrenderi...