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The packaging for a microwavable "microwave" dinner is programmed for a shelf life of maybe six months, a cook time of two minutes and a landfill dead-time of centuries - David Wann, Buzzworm, November 1990


For 200 years we've been conquering Nature. Now we're beating it to death - Tom McMillan, quoted in Francesca Lyman, The Greenhouse Trap, 1990.

Plastics and its counterpart phthalates are everywhere and so is BPA. Is it a real environmental hazard or just another scare? According to a recent study by the National Institutes of Health even low levels of exposure to Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical found in polycarbonate baby bottles, can cause neural and behavioral damage to children.

If you must use plastic containers, pick BPA free and avoid recycling #3, 6 and 7. Or, better yet, go back to glass bottles!


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