Is Plastic By Any Other Name Still A Poison?

The USDA will be introducing its new eco label, this spring, to identify such products as water bottles and grocery bags that were made with bio-based ingredients (primarily corn). These products decompose instead of requiring recycling, and will carry the logo above, and read: “USDA Certified Biobased Product.” Some of these products, currently available, can even be composted along with other food waste. But. . . are they safe?

Plastic containers leech BP-A into their contents; BP-A is a known endocrine disruptor that the Canadian government in 2010 listed as a toxic substance. Will these new plastic bottles that earn the USDA eco label also contain BP-A? If you have verifiable info, we want to hear from you. Please click below to leave comment, and include any links you may have.


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1 Response to Is Plastic By Any Other Name Still A Poison?

  1. i think not, because recently there have been discoveries about plastic made from plant materials instead of the usual petroleum based.

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