Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Good News: Making Progress with eliminating PVC Packaging

According to the Center for Health, Environment and Justice
"Corporate America is waking up and driving more and more nails in the coffin of toxic PVC plastic. In recent months, Johnson & Johnson, Procter &Gamble, and Clorox have all announced progress in phasing out the poison plastic in their packaging. CHEJ has been organizing to get PVC out of packaging for over 5 years now, and working with allies we have secured agreements from huge corporations to ditch PVC in favor of safer and healthier alternatives.

Johnson & Johnson reported in their most recent report that they have "eliminated 84 percent of our secondary and tertiary PVC packaging across the company." Procter and Gamble announced they're committed to "entirely eliminat[ing] PVC packaging within two years." Clorox announced they're identifying "alternatives to PVC for all packaging."

Want an easy way to figure out if PVC is in your packaging? "Remember - bad news comes in 3's! You can avoid PVC packaging by looking for the 3 inside the recycling symbol and/or the letters "v" or "PVC" underneath the symbol. If you see this, that means it contains PVC."

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