International Womens Day - Life Without Plastic

If Women Had Equal Control*

0 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On March 8, 2016 Category: Get Informed, News, Share the Message, Support Organizations Creating Change, Take Action

*Update (30 March 2016): The original title for this post was “If Women Were in Control…”, but that does not accurately describe the point I intended to make. It’s not about either women or men being “in control”. I think control should be shared. It’s about equality and equal rights for women and men across

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Community Engaged Eco-Action: Living La Vida Pura à la Bodhi Surf School

5 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On November 24, 2015 Category: Get Informed, News, Plastic in our Environment, Share the Message, Support Organizations Creating Change, Take Action

Welcome to our new blog look and feel! For the inaugural post on this fresh new blog canvas, we’re going to Costa Rica, where a surf school like no other we know of is helping transform its hometown community into a showcase of engaged local eco-action, and sending ripples of positive, sustainable “pura vida” out

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New LWP Look! Same quality and trust, more info, more savings, more features…

0 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On March 19, 2014 Category: News

It’s a joyous thrill for us to launch our brand spanking new website!

Our new online neighbourhood is all about making it easier for you to find the information and products you need to live without plastic – while helping you educate yourself and take action on plastic pollution. There are also ways to save money, and even make money.

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It’s clear: BPA is unsafe, and the plastic industry does not want you to know it

0 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On March 10, 2014 Category: News, Plastic Affecting Health

3 March 2014 — We strongly urge you to read this new investigative report by Mother Jones investigative journalist Mariah Blake on bisphenol A (BPA) and how the plastic and chemical industries are doing all they can to cover up, hide and falsify any evidence of the dangers of BPA and other common – and potentially equally or more dangerous – BPA replacements such as Tritan

This is exactly why we do what we do – provide information and alternatives:  Because as this report shows in crystal clear, well-sourced fashion, unless you do your own in-depth research you are not getting the full story on plastics and their safety.

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U.S. FDA changes position and warns about BPA

0 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On January 29, 2014 Category: News

15 January 2010 — Despite growing evidence to the contrary, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has long held that bisphenol A (BPA) – used to make the hard, clear plastic polycarbonate – is safe even when indirectly ingested via plastic baby bottles or canned food linings. This has now changed as the government begins to raise flags about BPA.

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Serious Health Effects From Synthetic Hormone Disrupting Chemicals: UNEP/WHO Report

0 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On January 29, 2014 Category: News, Support Organizations Creating Change

1 March 2013 — A joint report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) entitled, “State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals – 2012” was released on February 19, 2013. 

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) leach from numerous types of plastic, and are now present throughout the environment, including in oceans and the air. 

The report is the most comprehensive overview of research on endocrine disrupting chemicals to date, and highlights associations between such hormone disrupting chemicals and serious health problems – for example, the potential for such synthetic chemicals to contribute to the development of non-descended testes in young males, breast cancer in women, prostate cancer in men, developmental effects on the nervous system in children, attention deficit /hyperactivity in children and thyroid cancer.

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Speak Out for Nature & Democracy

0 comments | Posted By Chantal Plamondon On July 25, 2013 Category: News

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and the Canadian Federal Conservative Party are leading a horrific and devastating charge against nature and democracy. Although 60% of Canadians voted against them at the last election, they still managed to obtain a majority of seats and have now started a war on nature with bill C-38 (the name of the bill is a joke:Jobs, Growth and Long Term Prosperity Act).  This is a budget bill that contains numerous measures that attack long standing legislative protection of the environment.  From killing theKyoto protocol to repealing the National Round Table on Environment and Economy to reversing the protection of the Fisheries Act and closing the Polar and Atmospheric Research Laboratory. It also greatly reduces the length and scope of the environmental assesment process of any project with a potential impact on nature. The list goes on and on. 

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Canada to Introduce Plastic Money (Plastic Bills)

0 comments | Posted By Chantal Plamondon On July 22, 2013 Category: News

10 March 2010 — In its latest budget just introduced a few days ago, the Canadian Government announced it will introduce plastic dollar bills starting next year.  These dollar bills will be replacing the current cotton-based money. 

According to the Canadian Government, this is a “green” step because the new plastic bills are reportedly ore durable as they last 4 times longer than the current biodegradable money. This will represent savings for the Canadian Governments as this new money is cheaper and harder to counterfeit.

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TOXIC AMERICA on CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The chemicals that surround us…

0 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On July 22, 2013 Category: News

2 June 2010 — CNN is about to premiere a feature special called Toxic America focusing on the toxic chemicals that surround us in everyday life, whether we realize it or not. The show will be hosted by Dr. Sanjay Guptaover two nights (June 2 and 3, at 8pm EST and PST) and will in large part focus on the health and environmental effects of toxins found in plastics. Here’s a little video promo of the series.

As explained on the website of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, Night #1 (Wednesday) will be an “hour-long investigative story into the environmental health and justice problems plaguing the community of Mossville, Louisiana. Nestled amidst an alarming cluster of chemical plants, Mossville is home to more PVC chemical plants than anywhere else in the entire country, and has been dubbed the Vinyl Manufacturing Capital of America.”

Night #2 (Thursday) will deal with the effects of “hidden toxins” in all of us, particularly expectant mothers and their babies. It will also feature a profile on Jeanne Heagle, who has been living plastic-free for over 2 and 1/2 years. This investigative series links well with the stunning book we have talked about often in the past: Slow Death by Rubber Duck.

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